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PlantFiles: Indonesian Wax Ginger
Tapeinochilos ananassae

Family: Costaceae
Genus: Tapeinochilos
Species: ananassae

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Ornamental Grasses and Bamboo

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

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Light Shade
Partial to Full Shade

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Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Todd_Boland On Dec 29, 2004, Todd_Boland from St. John's, NL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Saw this growing in Hawaii. Large plants with bamboo-like stems and smooth, lance-shaped leaves, similar to standard ginger. The flowers arise directly from the ground on stems shorter than the leaves. The small yellow flowers are surrounded by very showy red bracts. It makes a very long-lasting cutflower. They require very high humidity to thrive.

Neutral smiln32 On Aug 22, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

The basal inflorescence is a gorgeous solid bright red, and the bracts are very stiff and waxy. Excellent as a tropical garden plant or as a cut flower. Blooms throughout the year.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Miami Beach, Florida
Hana, Hawaii

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