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Boesenbergia longiflora

Archive entry 19.08.07

12th September 2006

I obtained it as Caulokaempferia sikkimensis, and that was what I thought it was, while it produced a lot of leaves.

15th August 2006

19th August 2007

I was uncertain how it would survive the winter. It died down to a dry rhizome and I kept it dry and frost free indoors. In the spring it shot up some new growth, and has increased in size, which is very gratifying.

2nd September 2007

When it flowered I was able to track down its proper name. It produced half a dozen of these attractive red and white flowers.