Red Ginger grows in Hawaii, Trinidad, Grenada, St. Lucia, Panama, Dominica, St. Vincent, Martinique, Jamaica, Guadeloupe, Puerto Rico, Suriname (where its Dutch name is 'bokkepoot', billy-goat's foot), and many Central American nations, including Belize. Red ginger can also be grown in South Florida since, in general, the region does not fall below freezing temperatures.
It prefers partial shade and moist humid conditions, although it can tolerate full sun in some climates.
They are sometimes called "graveyard flowers" because they are customarily placed at loved ones headstones, because of their vigor & long-lasting cut-flower shelf life.
Red ginger in early stages of blooming, being grown here for the local flower industry on the Hamakua coast of Hawaii