A friend gave this ginger to me but dont know which one it is. Is this the Giant Butterfly Ginger. Have another one beside it but it gets a conelike stalk that comes up with it and is a reddish color and has a lanolin like liquid in the cone. Dont know what it is either.
if not mistaken that would be a regular butterfly ginger. the other one u describe sounds like either pine cone ginger or red torch ginger.
butterfly ginger's latin name is hedychium http://gingers.50megs.com/Hedychium1/index.html
red torch ginger http://www.stokestropicals.com/ekart/index.asp?cn=plants&cid=311
pine cone ginger otherwise known as shampoo ginger http://www.stokestropicals.com/ekart/index.asp?cn=plants&cid=311
hope that help u identify ur ginger plants... ma vie
ps: if the link for stockstropicals does not take u directly to the url i specifically pick, simply click the 'Next' button to take u to the plants i mentioned ===>> red torch ginger and pine cone ginger. sorry i tried, apparently web designer has his own ideas. otherwise go to their search engine and type the specific ginger u wish to find.
This message was edited Sunday, Nov 4th 2:13 AM
Oh thank you MaVieRose my ginger is the Zingiber Ottensii. It started out with the reddish cone and produced flowers from the tight bracts. Now it is just a redish looking pine cone. Thanks for the hyperlink.