Emperor's Staff (Etlingera elatior)

in Flowers and Nature6 months ago


Plant of the Zingiberaceae family, it is a kind of ginger, with very showy and showy flowers.
The foliage is typically tropical, with long stems and broad, leathery leaves. The inflorescence, which gives the plant its name, is characterized by pink or reddish bracts, with red flowers and a yellow lip, supported by a long and robust stem.
It adapts to small spaces, its growth is fast and it blooms the whole year. It has broad and elongated leaves, the stems of the Emperor's Staff can reach 2-6 meters in height.