Etlingera Gingers

Etlingera elatior, or Torch Gingers are well known plants in tropical and subtropical Australia. The colorful inflorescences closely resemble waratahs and they are sometimes called tropical waratah. The majority of the more ornamental varieties come from Malaysia. There they are also used medicinally and in cooking.

Red and pink are the most common Torch Gingers planted in Australia. However, there are many other interesting varieties that are gaining popularity with gardeners as they realize how easy they are to grow. Many Torch and Tulip Gingers are crossing the boundary between collector’s plants and the home garden. The flowers of Torch Gingers are suitable to being used in flower displays. They tend to last longer when cut in a slightly opened bud stage.

You'll find in general they prefer a warm, protected position, rich, moist soil and are more tolerant of heavy clay soils than heliconias.

Torch Gingers are not suitable to gardens below Northern New South Wales or inland tropical gardens. They have no cold tolerance and prefer high humidity.



 Darwin Pink Torch Ginger

Darwin Pink Torch Ginger

$16.50

 Helani Tulip Torch Ginger

Helani Tulip Torch Ginger

$16.50

 White Torch Ginger

White Torch Ginger

$18.50

Bloody Mary Torch Ginger

Bloody Mary Torch Ginger

$16.50

Flamingo Pink Torch Ginger

Flamingo Pink Torch Ginger

$15.00

Seedling Torch Gingers x 5

Seedling Torch Gingers x 5

$50.00

17% OFF RRP $60.00
Thai White Torch Ginger

Thai White Torch Ginger

$18.50

Evita's Rose Torch Ginger

Evita's Rose Torch Ginger

$15.00