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Etlingera haemispherica 'Helani Tulip' (Torch ginger, Cup ginger, Helani Tulip ginger, Ornamental ginger)

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Plant description

etlingera haemispherica cup ginger

etlingera haemispherica helani tulip ginger flower

Etlingera haemisherica is an interesting variety of Torch ginger. It is a tall herbaceous tropical perennial with tall flowers and lush green foliage. The flowers are different to normal torch gingers because they don't fully open out, but form a tulip shape. They are a dark pink to red with yellow highlights in the centre, and make spectacular cut flowers. Best suited to warm areas, they are at their best in tropical to sub tropical climates. They need regular watering and fertilising. They like a full sun to part shade position. The plant will grow taller with more shade.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: red, pink
Flowering season: spring summer

Plant size

Maximum height: 4 metres
Minimum height: 2 metres

Maximum width: 3 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Birds, insects.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: moist.

Clay: moist.

Sand: moist.

Soil pH: 5.5-6.5

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: All.

Types of fertiliser: Good general purpose fertiliser.

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