Torch Ginger

Etlingera elatior

  • Torch Ginger
  • Torch Ginger
  • Torch Ginger
  • Torch Ginger
  • Torch Ginger
  • Torch Ginger
  • Torch Ginger
  • Torch Ginger
  • Flower name
    Torch Ginger
  • Scientific name
    Etlingera elatior
  • Aliasタイマツショウガ, Torch ginger, 松明生姜
  • Place of originEast India-Indonesia 
  • Place of floweringSubtropical region
  • Flowering seasonMay, June, July, August, September, October

What is Torch Ginger

Torch Ginger (scientific name: Etlingera elatior) is a large-sized perennial in the family Zingiberaceae native to East India from Indonesia. Out from the side of the root buds, straight growth tip torch spherical flowers bloom. But in what looks like a flower bracts and flowers yellow small ones, between the bracts appear the real.

General name: Torch Ginger, scientific name:Etlingera elatior, aka: Phihippin waxflrower, Origin: East India-Indonesia, grass height: 300-500 cm, leaf length: 100 cm, leaf shape: elongated stem length: 100-200 cm, bract length: cm, inflorescence shape: spherical, inflorescences and bract colour (what looks like a flower): red, pink and white, uses: flowers ornamental in greenhouses, flowers, vegetables, fruits raw food, Seed spices.


  • Order
    Zingiberales
  • Family
    Zingiberaceae
  • Genus
    Ettlinger
  • Species
    E. elatior
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cone / Compound inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Rose-shaped
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    Wavy
  • Life typelarge-sized perennial grass
  • Flower colorsRed Pink White
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height15.0 ~ 20.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower ~ cm

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