The thin-stemmed canes arch gracefully from the weight of leaves and flowers. The inflorescence always grows erect, regardless of the degree of arch in the cane.
The clumps grow 3-4 feet in height and spread wider as they multiply. Rubbing or bruising the foliage releases a pleasantly spicy fragrance.Rhizomes are thin with well-spaced canes.
The rhizome is not considered edible, but laboratory tests in Sri Lanka concluded that the rhizomes have strong aphrodisiac qualities (at least in rats).
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