Ginger Torch Lily (Etlingera elatior 'Sweet Pink')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 6 to 8 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Light green with dark green undersides.
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Pale pink bracts which open to reveal small yellow flowers with a reddish lip.
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Ginger torch lily by cliftoncat Dec 17, 2015 8:37 AM 4

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