Cheilocostus speciosus - Bulb

Cheilocostus speciosus has true stems which spiral like a corkscrew.
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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

Ornamental Use:

  • It can be planted as a roadside tree, in the parks & gardens, as hedge or screening etc

Medicinal Use:

  • This plant is cultivated in India for its medicinal uses

Culinary Use:

  • 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?

Well-drained soil

What temperature does a cheilocostus speciosus like?

14 to 22 degrees C

How should I fertilize my cheilocostus speciosus ?

Prefer an organic fertilizer.


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Saturday, 19 October 2019

Is this a fregrance flowering plant.

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