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Tapeinochilus ananassae

Pineapple ginger

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Features

  • Height0.4m to 0.5m
  • Spread0.75m to 1.5m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourYellow

Description

Tapeinochilus ananassae (Pineapple ginger). The flowers are produced in spikes which rise about 35cm directly from the ground. The scarlet bracts almost hide the small tubular yellow flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen

Origin

Indonesia

Interest and use

Grown for their colourful, leaf-like bracts (foliage).

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

These are frost-tender plants that will need heat and humidity to thrive. You can plant in partial-shade in humus-rich soil.

Propagation

Propagation is from seeds or by division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Red spider mite may be a problem with pot grown plants.

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