Etlingera venusta (Zingiberaceae)
English: Malay rose
Spanish: rosa malaya
Malay rose has arching 6-8 foot leaves and lovely porcelain pink and white basal inflorescences from 1-2 feet tall. The pink and white "petals" are actually bracts, which later reveal small true flowers inside. Attractive in the garden and as an exotic and long lasting cut flower. Blooms from January to May in Puerto Rico. Propagated by division and seeds.
Gardens, Hwy 120 Km 18.9, Box 692, Maricao, Puerto Rico 00606 USA
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