Ginger lily, सोनटक्का

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Ginger lily, सोनटक्का
Scientific Name : Hedychium coronarium
Family : Zingiberaceae
Common Name : Ginger lily, Sontakka, सोनटक्का
This plant spreads its rhizomes sideways and multiplies easily. A stalk above the ground bears the leaves and on its terminal part flowers grow in a cluster. The flowers are highly scented. Flowers bloom in the evening. Occasionally fruit is formed but it is not very common. In drought condition the plant remains dormant.
Propagation : Division
Longevity : Perennial