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Costus igneus, Insulin - Plant

Costus igneus, Insulin - Plant
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Costus igneus, Insulin plant is an herbal cure for diabetes and hence commonly called as an insulin plant.
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Costus igneus, Insulin Plant
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5 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Description for Costus igneus, Insulin

Plant height: 5 - 9 inches
Plant spread: 4 - 6 inches

Chamaecostus cuspidatus is a scientific name and is a species of herbaceous plant in the Costaceae family. It is a perennial, upright, spreading plant. The tallest stems falling over and lying on the ground. Leaves are simple evergreen, 4 to 8 inches in length with parallel venation. The flowers are produced on cone-like heads at the tips of branches. Fruits are inconspicuous, not showy.

Common name(s): Fiery costus, Spiral flag, Insulin plant
Flower colours: Orange
Bloom time: Warm months
Max reacahble height: Up to 2 feet
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Propagation is by a division of the clumps, cuttings, or by separating the offsets or plantlets that form below the flower heads. Costus are best planted in the early spring. Divide the rhizomes with a sharp knife to propagate. Plant the smaller rhizomes in a new location and water well. Costus do not require deep planting. Dig the bed only 2 or 3 inches deep.

Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Well-drained soil, fertile soil
Water: Dry to medium
Temperature: 18 to 29 degrees C
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Costus igneus

  • Remove the mulch when fertilizing plants.
  • Add an organic amendment such as compost or peat moss to the soil to improve drainage.
  • Do not plant too deep, which may cause rotting of the rhizome.
  • Fertilize in the spring with a general purpose fertilizer.
  • Apply insecticidal soap for an attack of aphids or spider mites.

Harvesting

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Typical uses of Costus igneus

Special features: It is effective as a hedge.

Culinary use: Leaves can be eaten.

Ornamental use: It is widely grown in gardens as an ornamental plant.

Medicinal use: A plant has the therapeutic potential of the leaves in diabetes.

Note: Please consult your health expert at first.

References

  • http://homeguides.sfgate.com/
  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/
  • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3931203/
  • http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-343822

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5 / 5 K Jayakar 21 July 2018
Do you have insulin plants. There are thee types. Other two plants amd cost of the plant
4 / 5 Almas Parveen 02 July 2018
Appealing, elegant and easy to grow plant.
5 / 5 Sant Parsad Dureja 02 July 2018
he plant was very nicely packed. Thanks for the plant surely will order more
5 / 5 Marudadu RajyaLakshmi 02 July 2018
Bit price is high but it s amazing plant, sun is not required only lighting is enough at any conditions even room light is enough for this plant.
5 / 5 Hima Jyothi 01 July 2018
Plants are awesome.. the quality is just fantastic. .....I gifted it to my mom on her anniversary

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