The White Torch Ginger (Etlingera elatior “Thai Queen”) isn`t a hybrid, as the impressive tropical plant, with its outstanding white flowers, has been found in South Thailand. Like the red torch ginger or the pink torch ginger, belonging to the ginger family (Zingiberaceae), flowers grow up to a height of more than one meter and get a flower size of about 25 cm in diameter. As the other Etlingera elatior (Jack) R.M. Sm. colour variants, the long-lasting white torch ginger (Etlingera elatior “Thai Queen”) flowers are widely used for flower bouquets and exotic floral decorations. Torch ginger plants need quite a lot of space, as the basal stems grow up to a height of 3 – 3,5 meters. Flowering period: Summer.
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Image: White Torch Ginger Etlingera elatior “Thai Queen”