Etlingera Venusta "Malay Rose"

Tue, 29 Jan 2013 16:08:54 PST
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.
Dee Foster
Newport Beach, CA 
Z 10b

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