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justinkhoo

The occasional tropical gardener.

Etlingera elatior

  • Season Icon Early SpringEarly Spring 2020
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justinkhoo

Here’s to more flower buds to harvest | Penang Island

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kez001uk

Oh wow 😍 how beautiful 💕 and plenty more to come 😋

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KimTho

Pls share how to get them flowering. Mine is two years old - big huge leaves but never flowered before. Thx

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  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2019
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justinkhoo

The rainy weather has been kind to the Torch Gingers | Penang Island

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kez001uk

Beautiful flowers 😍 do they smell gingery?

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justinkhoo

@kez001uk unfortunately they don’t have much of a scent to them.

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kez001uk

@justinkhoo good thing they’re so pretty then 😛

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  • Season Icon Late SummerLate Summer 2019
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justinkhoo

One of the garden staples, Etlingera elatior. While these blooms come up to about waist/chest height, the leaves can grow to 15 feet tall! We use the flower buds in our local cuisine as they have a distinctive fragrance | Penang Island

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sharonhayden

Fascinating

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