Thalia geniculata

Scientific Name: Thalia geniculata
Synonym: Maranta flexuosa, Maranta geniculata, Renealmia geniculata, Thalia angustifolia, Thalia caerulea, Thalia dipetala, Thalia divaricata
Common Name: Alligator Flag, Fire Flag, Red Stemmed Thalia, Giant Water Canna, Greater Thalia
Chinese Name / 中文名: 垂花水竹芋 (Chuíhuā shuǐ zhú yù)
Other Local Name: Kana Air (Malaysia)
Family Name: Marantaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Pictures Location: Penang, Malaysia
Growth Habit: Shrub
Characteristic: An aquatic plant with showy purple flowers that grows to about 3.5 meters height.
Care Requirements: Prefers full sun and shallow water.

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