One of the strangest and most amazing flowers in the plant kingdom.
Large leaves grow close to the ground in a rosette formation.
A tall flower stem grows from the centre of leaves.
The flower is very unusual, at the top of the stem there is a cluster of up to 30 dark purple-brown flowers and above those are large white to pale green bracts.
there are filaments that hang from the flowers and resemble cat’s whiskers.
Max height : 0.6-1m
Growth form : It is a herb up to 1 m tall, consisting of a horizontally-growing stem (rhizome) from which up to 13 long-stalked leaves arise.
Plant shape : Shrubby, Irregular
Plant Growth Form : Herbaceous Plant, Creeper
Light preference : Full shade / Semi-shade
Water preference : Lots of water
Maintenance requirements : Moderate
Native habitat : Terrestrial (Primary Rainforest, Secondary Rainforest, Monsoon Forest, Mountain, Freshwater Swamp Forest)
Preferred climate zone : Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal
[ Soil ] : Well drained, peaty soil in a bright but diffused light location.
Keep moist in warmer seasons, but avoid water logging or rot will set in
[ Habitat ] :
It grows in the understorey of primary and secondary forests up to about 1,500 m altitude.