Costus grow and care – herbaceous geophyte of the genus Costus also known as Spiral gingers, Costus perennial evergreen used as ornamental fragrant plant can grow in tropics, mediterranean or subtropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10b+.
Leaves color green with some variegate varieties in color green with white, leaves shape elliptic and grow in rosette structure.
Flower fragrant color can be: white, pink, red, yellow or orange and can be more than one color flowers grow inside bracts.
Bracts color can be: red, yellow or orange the shape is hive shape.
What is the best way to start growing? Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction? In order to get the same as the mother plant yes
Difficulties or problems when growing: ?
Planting season: Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases: Slugs
Pruning season: All year
How to prune: Dead leaves and stems
Size of the plant? 1-2.5 m, 40-100 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition: Fast growing / Medium growing
Water requirement: Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing: Full Sun / Half Shade / Full shape
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant? Yes
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
Bloom season: Can bloom most of the year mostly in summer to autumn
General information about the flower: Fragrant flower the color can be: white, pink, red, yellow or orange and can be more than one color flowers grow inside bracts, bracts color can be: red, yellow or orange the shape is hive shape.