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I've just joined Dave's Garden and have posted my Etlingera elatior (Bunga Kantan) plant located in Malaysia which is producing a lot of seeds that I'd like to trade. But, I want to make sure that I am classifying it correctly. I've listed it under "Red Torch" as it looks closest to the plants on this page: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/186641/ opposed to the lighter flowers here: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/31505/.
A friend gave me one of these same ones in white, but she also told my that it was a fragrant variety... noticed it needs to be more shade than the other varieties. Have someone heard about a type like that?
Yeah, I had to move them from "in situ" back to a 2 gal pot as the bit of leaves they had where scorched but the sun... they ended back in my greenhouse. Will let it grow a bit more and then try to look for a spot with morning sun only... and close to my house, as I love to have nice smells close by... maybe close to a bunch of turmeric plants in my kitchen garden, next to the kitchen... also have read that one can use the seeds as a spice... they do have a fruity taste (aromatic as well) but you collect them before they mature fully.