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.


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.


Green leaves wrap spirally around plant stems.

Photos: HortPark,  Singapore, 20130629

Source: elarishtropicalexotics.com

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