About Cheilocostus speciosus
It has the only one row of spirally arranged leaves. It is a tall and dramatic landscape plant with large dark green leaves. The plant reproduces vegetatively by rhizome, and birds disperse the seeds when they feed on the fruits.
The a large crepy object is not the petal, but the stamen - the three true petals of each flower are difficult to identify.
|Common Name ||Crepe Ginger, cane-reed, Malay ginger, spiral flag, spiral ginger, wild ginger |
|Height ||Up to 10 feet tall in frost-free areas, but is typically small as a potted plant.|
|Flower Colour ||Red bracts with white flower|
|Bloom Time ||October to December or late summer or early fall|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
- Water a plant when the soil feels dry to touch
Apply mulch for the spring season
Remove dead and damaged plant parts
Cheilocostus speciosus care
- It is naturally found at roadside ditches and low lying areas in the forest
|Sunlight ||Full Sun, Semi-Shade|
|Watering ||Moderate Water, Occasional Misting|
|Soil ||Well-drained soil|
|Temperature ||14 to 22 degrees C|
|Fertilizer ||Prefer an organic fertilizer.|
|Harvest Season ||Not defined|
Cheilocostus speciosus special feature
The plant has many historical uses in Ayurveda.
Cheilocostus speciosus uses
- It can be planted as a roadside tree, in the parks & gardens, as hedge or screening etc
- This plant is cultivated in India for its medicinal uses
- The leaves may be used in few dishes
Frequently Asked Questions
How tall do cheilocostus speciosus grow?
On average cheilocostus speciosus grows Up to 10 feet tall in frost-free areas, but is typically small as a potted plant.
What color are cheilocostus speciosus ?
A cheilocostus speciosus plant bears flowers of color Red bracts with white flower
How hard is cheilocostus speciosus to grow?
A cheilocostus speciosus is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a cheilocostus speciosus need?
A cheilocostus speciosus prefers Full Sun, Semi-Shade
How much water does a cheilocostus speciosus need?
A cheilocostus speciosus prefers watering Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
What kind of soil does a cheilocostus speciosus need?
What temperature does a cheilocostus speciosus like?
How should I fertilize my cheilocostus speciosus ?
Prefer an organic fertilizer.
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