Etlingera Elatior (Tulip Torch)
A relatively new introduction, this species is becoming very popular. Similar to the Red and Pink Torch, but shorter and easier to grow, it only reaches 10′ and can be grown in large containers. Its green leathery leaves are long and wide with a gingerly scent when crushed. the bract (inflorescence) is a reddish/pink tight bract looking like a tulip, but then opens up revealing beautiful red petals yellow tip markings on the top. A spectacular show!