Common name: Red tropical ginger
Origin: Java, Sulawesi
Height at maturity: 1 meter
Plant type: rhizomatous flower
Flowering: all year round
Flower color: red
Type of soil: garden soil and compost (50/50) and draining, rich in humus
Watering: keep moist without excess
Use: pot, container or cut flower
Diseases and pests: disease resistant
Storage of seeds: 18 months in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
A large tropical rhizome, the red variety produces an exceptional intense red flower.
The flower, 25 centimeters in diameter, appears on a stem of + – 1 meter high. Its cone is bright red in color.
Ideal if you have a sunny and warm spot in your tropical garden, greenhouse, conservatory or conservatory, etlingerias need rich, very moist soil. A contribution of fertilizer every month is indicated.
Cut, the flower remains fresh for a long time.