Plant Care Torch Ginger

Torch Ginger

Also known as

Philippine waxflower, Torch Ginger, Porcelain Rose, Siam Rose and Torch Lily


Etlingera elatior

How to care for Torch Ginger


How often to water your Torch Ginger

Water needs for Torch Ginger
0.5 cups
every 9

Torch Ginger needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Torch Ginger

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Torch Ginger in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Torch Ginger: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Torch Ginger love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Torch Ginger does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Torch Ginger in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Torch Ginger

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Torch Ginger: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Torch Ginger after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Torch Ginger is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Torch Ginger

Torch Ginger

Torch Ginger

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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