Tapeinochilos densum: Pineapple Ginger

Origin: New Guinea

Prefers tropical but will grow in warm subtropics as long as you keep the water up. Tapeinochilos densum thrives in rich moist to boggy soil.

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Each inflorescence of this spiral ginger family member somewhat resembles a pineapple, hence the common name of pineapple ginger. In tropical to semi-tropical areas, this plant blooms throughout the year.

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Green leaves wrap spirally around plant stems.

Photos: HortPark,  Singapore, 20130629

Source: elarishtropicalexotics.com

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