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  • Light pink torch ginger

Pink Torch Ginger (Etlingera elatior)

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Our pink torch gingers are just beautiful.  They have lush tropical foliage that is normally about 2-3m high, although they can get to 5m in good conditions.  Each summer they produce stems of pale pink flowers from the base of the plant.  We leave our flowers on the plant, but they do make excellent cut flowers too.


We only have a limited number of these plants.  They are provided as bare-rooted rhizomes, as the plants themselves are too large to post.  Each rhizome will have fresh, healthy growing points so they should re-shoot quickly after planting.  You will need to keep them moist, particularly for their first Summer, and apply an organic fertiliser such as dynamic lifter to accelerate their growth.  Once the rhizomes are growing well, it is good to mulch them well to conserve water and keep the roots cool.  They do like warm to hot weather, with shelter from direct sun and wind.


Torch Gingers look great in pots as a lush foliage plant but we have found that unless the pot is very big they tend not to flower whereas when they are planted in the ground they flower reliably.  


This price is for a bare-rooted plant that is suitable for posting.  If you'd like to pick up and get a plant in it's pot, we usually have 200mm, 250mm, and 300mm plants available in a range of torch gingers from $25 to $100 depending on variety and size.



Important information about your order

We post to all Australian states except WA, TAS & NT

All of our plants are posted bare-rooted, wrapped in slightly damp paper

We try not to trim back plants for postage unless we have to - for example our Gingers, Heliconias, and many of our bulbs are trimmed back to rhizomes or bulbs as they post and plant better this way

We post on the Monday after payment has been received.  Payment needs to have been recieved by 8am Monday to be included in that day's mail

All items are sent with tracking and where an order totals over $100 it will require a signature on delivery

We inspect every plant before it leaves us to make sure we are sending you healthy, good-sized plants that will perform well in your climate


When you receive your plants

Please unpack the box as soon as possible

If you're not ready to plant, leave your plants in a cool, shady place either wrapped in damp paper or in a tub of water until you are ready

Look out for our discount cards - we often reward our customers with a discount voucher so we'll put one in your box whenever we have a promotion running




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  1. healthy plants 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Jan 2018

    good healthy plants,well packed and fast delivery,thank you

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