Etlingera Venusta "Malay Rose"

Dee Foster
Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:31:58 PST
Thanks Tim-- it's only in it's second year at the 6-7 ft. height.  I guess
I'll give it more time, and continue dragging it in and out.  It will be
worth it when it flowers!  Is the 15-15-15 fertilizer good?  Or should i be
pushing the phosphorous higher?

On Tue, Jan 29, 2013 at 8:15 PM, Tim Chapman <>wrote:

> 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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