Plant ID forum: Another for ID

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Mar 15, 2014 6:28 PM CST
I took these photo's last August at Balboa Park Gardens in San Diego, all inside the greenhouse. I thought possibly Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata) but I'm not really sure. Hope someone can help with an identification.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 16, 2014 5:18 PM CST
Well, after googling and googling I think the one in the center picture might be Pineapple Ginger (Tapeinochilos ananassae) and the others are probably the common Red Ginger (Alpinia).
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Mar 16, 2014 6:03 PM CST
After even more googling and research I've found the plants in question are Costus comosus (Spiral Ginger)!!! Those succulent leaves belong to another plant! Smiling
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