How to grow Costus pictus

Costus pictus growing herbaceous geophyte of the genus Costus also known as Spiral gingers, Costus pictus 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, leaves shape elliptic and grow in rosette structure.

Costus pictus flower

Flower fragrant color yellow with orange grows inside bracts.

Bracts color can be: green to orange hive shape.

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Requirements for Costus pictus growing and care:

Warm climate all year

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:

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 as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Can bloom most of the year mostly in summer to autumn

General information about the flower:
Fragrant flower the color yellow with orange flowers grow inside bracts, bracts color green to orange and the shape is hive shape.

Scientific name:

Costus pictus

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