Hey folks, I bought a couple small dried up very lightweight bulbs of this somewhat rare ginger called Kampferia elegans. It's a short low growing Ginger that looks very similar to a maranta/calathea or "prayer plant". I really had given these bulbs up for dead a few weeks ago when all of a sudden several long cigar shaped leaves shot up from the soil and unrolled. Now they're getting quite large and I noticed the other day that they bloomed (the flower stalk looks like an aroids spathe but instead of a spadix out comes with purple flower! But as luck would have it I missed the flowers!
I happened to peek in there today and they re-bloomed so I shot these pics before the very thin and fragile flowers collapse again. Hope you dig em!
It's growing in my hot/humid lowland nepenthes chamber under 400W of metal halide. I'll repot when the blooming stops.