Zingiber spectabile

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  1. ginger749

    ginger749 Active Member

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    I bought this Zingiber spectabile ( beehive ginger ) two years ago.
    This is the first time it has flowered for me.
    It is growing in Virgin soil with no added fertiliser in the dappled shade of a Eucalypt tree next to my man made dam.
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    Same Flower another angle.
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  2. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Flowers look like butterflies.
     
  3. ginger749

    ginger749 Active Member

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    Yes they do Ron.
    It had rained the night before and all the cups were full of water.
    The flowers only last one day.
    And work their way up over a period of time.
    But always in pairs like my Pic.
     
  4. Silver surfer

    Silver surfer Contributor 10 Years

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    Fascinating pics. Really interesting about the flowers always opening in pairs. Thank you for posting them.
     

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