Common name: Malaysian rose
Origin: Java, Sulawesi
Height at maturity: 1 to 1.5 meter
Plant type: rhizomatous flower
Flowering: all year round
Flower color: pink, white
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 tropical rhizome, Etlingeria venusta produces a flower of breathtaking beauty. This very rare plant has a pink and white bloom surmounting a stem of 1 to 1.50 meters.
One of the amazing particularities of this plant are its petals which are in fact so-called “modified” leaves which host small additional flowers.
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 with a diameter of 25 centimeters remains beautiful for a long time.