Costus Malortieanus - Plant

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spiral flag, spiral ginger, step-ladder plant, velvet costus
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Winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-11 where this tropical plant is best grown in organically rich, consistently moist, well-drained soils in part shade. Tolerates close to full shade. Intolerant of freezing temperatures.

Common name: spiral flag, spiral ginger, step-ladder plant, velvet costus
Color: Yellow
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 6.00 to 8.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Plant where they will receive a minimum of 5 to 6 hours of full sun per day. Plants grown in weak sun may not die at once, but they weaken gradually. Give them plenty of organic matter when planting and don’t crowd them.Wear sturdy gloves to protect your hands from prickly thorns.

Sunlight: Part shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Medium

Temprature: 22-26 °C

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • plant care is not difficult but does require vigilance.
  • The vines need to be trained early when they are young.
  • You may use plant ties or just weave them through trellis sections.
  • Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.
  • Pinch off the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching which will fill the trellis with bushy growth.


Special Feature:
Greenhouse or indoor plant. Flowers are spectacular, but plants are otherwise not particularly ornamental.
Use
Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
No known serious insect or disease problems.

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/
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