Tapeinochilos ananassae: Giant Spiral Ginger

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.

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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.

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Photos: Singapore 20100306

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