Indonesian Wax Ginger is a moisture and shade loving plant. Spiraling foliage is lush with soft fuzzy leaves on bamboo type canes. A distinct plus to any tropical landscape. Excellent as a tropical garden accent!
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. Indonesian Wax Gingers require very high humidity to thrive. Pineapple Ginger should be grown in rich, well-drained soil with light shade and regular watering.
Hardiness: 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)
Sun Exposure: Light Shade. Partial to Full Shade
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)
Flower Color: Orange-yellow. The much more conspicuous floral bracts are waxy deep red.