Zingiber Zerumbet Shampoo Ginger
This species is the common “Shampoo Ginger” It is used to make both Paul Mitchell and Freeman’s shampoo. Its common name in Hawaii is “Awapuhi” and produces a large green cone bract in mid summer, after blooming its bract begins turning scarlet red working its way up the cone and last for weeks. The bract resembles a pine cone which releases a thick sudsy juice when squeezed with a very gingerly scent, and can also be used as an unusual cut flower for arrangements. Grows 5′ to 7′ in medium sun.