ZINGIBER ZERUMBET - SHAMPOO GINGER.|
Shampoo ginger, pinecone ginger, pinecone lily, opuhi.
Zingerberaceae (Ginger family).
Shampoo ginger is a tall upright ginger growing up to 9' tall with long, narrow leaves.
It has cone shaped bracts.
After some weeks, the first green cone turns red and after some time, tiny flowers appear in the cone.
Since it has a clear liquid substance in the cones, it is known as shampoo ginger and is excellent as a natural hair conditioner.
In Polynesia and Hawaii this ginger is used against tooth - and stomach ache.
USDA zone 7 - 11.
Full sun / partial shade, plant in frost free areas.
Excellent as a tropical cut flower.