Alpinia speciosa is blooming in the tropical room

The ginger lily in the tropical room has just begun to bloom.  It typically blooms in February in the Tucker Greenhouse.  If you’d like to find it, go in to the room with the pond and look just west of the deepest pond.  You’ll see several ginger inflorescences filled with whitish, yellow & orange orchid-like flowers.

white flower

Alpinia speciosa, commonly called ginger lily. This plant is found in the Zingiberaceae, or ginger family.