Zingiber spectabile

This Asian native is aptly named by the floral formation that resembles a small beehive! This stunning plant thrives in the humid climates of south-east Asia and has a very distinct ginger scent, particularly during the winter and spring months. 

Distribution: Southeast Asia

Height: 2 metres

Width: up to 2 metres

Season: Winter and Spring

Location at Australia Zoo: Bindi’s Island and Elephantasia Gift Shop