Mindblowing pics of Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata).
This plant is also called Ostrich plume.
some info on this species:
Red Ginger (Alpinia purpurata), also called Pink Cone Ginger, are
native Malaysian plants with showy flowers on long brightly colored
red bracts. They look like the bloom, but the true flower is the small
white flower on top.
Its two varieties are called Jungle King and Jungle Queen. Red Ginger
grows in Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and many Central American nations,
including Belize. It is also found in Samoa, where it is the national
flower, and is locally called "teuila."
Red ginger can also be grown in South Florida since, in general, the
region does not fall below freezing temperatures. It prefers partial
shade and moist humid conditions, although it can tolerate full sun in
some climates. It tends to like to be well watered and not left to dry
Ginger can also be grown as a houseplant and its cut flowers can be
used in arrangements.Ginger tends to spread.
Shantanu : )
On Sep 4, 8:33 pm, sheji ramkumar <sheji...@gmail.com
> Please help in identifying.Photo taken from a home garden , Kerala.