Etlingera Venusta "Malay Rose"

Tim Chapman
Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:15:53 PST
A 24" pot for any Etlingera is rather small.  If the plant looks healthy it should still bloom at some point.    Even  some of the smaller deciduous gingers need to be established for a few years before blooming.  The large evergreens take some time as well to get a large enough clump to bloom.   

Tim Chapman

On Jan 29, 2013, at 6:08 PM, Dee <> wrote:

> Hi All-
> Does anyone have any info on getting Etligera Venusta to flower in Zone 10b?  I’ve been dragging a 24” pot inside the house every winter, and although the plant is healthy, I’m not seeing any sign of flowering.  I’m starting to wonder if this is crazy, and I’m deluding myself that it will flower for me someday?  Stalks are  6-7 feet, and I fertilize with a 15-15-15 time-release every three to four months or so.  It’s outside most of the year, and I bring it in as soon as our night temps get anywhere near 55f.  We keep the house around 70f  day and night from late October til around early April, and then it goes back outside when the nights warm up.
> Any input would be appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Dee Foster
> Newport Beach, CA 
> Z 10b
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