Dichorisandra thyrsiflora

COMMON NAME

Blue ginger

TYPE

Ginger/Heliconia

FAMILY

Commelinaceae

NOTES

A species of tropical flowering plant which resembles ginger in growth and habit, but is actually related to the spiderworts (the genus Tradescantia). An upright, clump-forming, tropical evergreen perennial that typically grows to 3-6’ with big spikes of blue flowers atop a tall tower of foliage.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Southeastern Brazil

NATIVE HABITAT

Tropical woodlands

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

missouribotanicalgarden.org

gardeningknowhow.com



Dichorisandra thyrsiflora