Tapeinochilos ananassae also known as Indonesian wax ginger and Giant Spiral Ginger is a moisture and shade loving plant, 5-6 feet tall, found in Southeast Asia. The basal inflorescence is a gorgeous solid bright red, and the bracts are very stiff and waxy.
Tapeinochilos ananassae is excellent as a tropical garden plant with plenty of room for the plant to grow or as a cut flower. Blooms throughout the year.
Photos: Singapore 20100306