Etlingera elatior White (Torch Ginger) seeds
Rare and magnificent exotic plant native to South East Asia with long stems topped with exquisite, pure white flowers. A tender perennial needing a minimum of 10C, it is ideal for a sunny room indoors or a heated greenhouse though it will appreciate being moved outdoors in summer. Seed scarce - be on of the first to grow it!
Tender Perennial (min 10C)
Height: up to 2m
Packet of 6 seeds
Pre-sowing Treatment: Soak seeds in warm water for 12 hours or until they swell.
Sowing Instructions: Sow at any time of the year. Sow 1cm deep in pots or trays of moist seed compost. Seal in a polythene bag or place in a propagator and maintain an optimum temperature of 25-30C. Germination should take place in 21 to 60 days. Gradually increase ventilation as the seedlings emerge by opening the bag or propagator vents.
Growing Instructions: When the seedlings are large enough to handle, pot up into small pots and grow on in slightly cooler conditions in plenty of light but shaded from direct sunlight. Repot as necessary and place in a bright position. Keep soil moist and do not allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Plants can be placed outside in the summer as long as the temperature does not drop below 10C.