Siam TulipSaturday, August 21, 2010
I kept thinking about this ginger plant after I left the nursery and I was glad that I made that U-turn to get it :-D
Later I found out that the plant is called Curcuma Alismatifolia.
Commonly known as Siam Tulip, this plant has light pink/green bracts and white/blue true flowers. As the bracts unfold, the true flowers grow out one after another at the base.
The true flower will open and spent within the day itself while the inflorescence/bracts can last for weeks.
I was told by the nursery attendant to put this plant in the shade and water moderately. Have you any experience in growing this plant? I am not sure if I should move the plant out to the open as the rain might 'smash' the flowers!
The plant has been in this bright-shade spot for weeks and the inflorescence/bract is still looking good... interesting!