The plant is commonly known in the West by the common name "beehive ginger", due to its unusual inflorescences which resemble a skep beehive. It is also referred to by the common names "Ginger wort" or "Malaysian ginger". Seen in the gardens at Selve Verde Lodge, tthis Ginger produces spectacular yellow/orange cones which fade to bright red in 4-8 weeks. Cones are large, 20-30cm tall.
Selva Verde Lodge is in fragile tropical rainforest, located in the midst of the 500 acre Sarapiqui Rainforest Preservation Area in the lush Caribbean lowlands of northeastern Costa Rica. Grows well in full sun as well in the subtropics and tropics.
Lat: 10.46, Long: -84.07
Spotted on Jul 18, 2013
Submitted on Nov 9, 2013