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Germination of

Etlingera Elatior "Mix"

Torch Ginger 'Mixed': Bunga Kantan, wild ginger, Philippine wax flower

Etlingera Elatior "Mix"

Etlingera Elatior, also known as the Torch Ginger, is a tropical plant that is native to Southeast Asia. To germinate the seeds, first soak them in water for 24 hours to soften the hard seed coat. Then, prepare a well-draining seedling mix of equal parts of peat moss, perlite, and vermiculite. Sow the seeds on the surface of the mix and cover them lightly with a thin layer of the mix. Water the soil gently and cover the pot with plastic wrap or a clear lid to create a humid environment. Place the pot in a warm spot with indirect sunlight, and keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. The seeds should germinate within a few weeks.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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