XL Giant Red Torch Ginger Plant (etlingera elatior)

A giant loose in the garden! Etlingera stems can grow to great heights of 18 – 20 feet and sport 3 foot long leathery leaves that are dark green above and reddish purple below. In late summer/fall flower stems arise and can be 3 – 6 feet in height. Atop the lofty stem is a red waxy flower cluster which reminds one of a lit torch. This is among the worlds most tropical looking exotics.

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