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Distichochlamys rubrostriata

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Distichochlamys rubrostriata flower Distichochlamys rubrostriata is a new species of ginger, formally named and described just a few years ago by Tania Rehse of Duke Univ. and John Kress of the Smithsonian. It is endemic to northern Vietnam, and is one of only three named species in the genus. I have never seen it listed in the horticultural trade, but I have been growing it now for several years, and I think it makes an excellent ornamental. The light green foliage is evergreen and the flowers although basal are quite showy bright yellow. The flowers keep opening in succession up the inflorescence over a period of several weeks.

I have not tested it for hardiness, but since it is an evergreen tropical rainforest plant, I seriously doubt that it would withstand freezing temperatures. It is however compact enough to easily be grown in pots and used as a houseplant indoors in winter. Grow it in a well drained medium, kept regularly moist and in part shade.


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