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|1||Insulin Plant, Costus igneus - Plant|
|2||5 inch (13 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)|
About Insulin Plant
Costus igneus Nak and Costus pictus D. Don, commonly known as Insulin plant, is a member of Costaceae and a newly introduced plant in India from South and Central America. It is a perennial, upright, spreading plant reaching about two feet tall, with spirally arranged leaves and attractive flowers.
In southern India, it usually grows as an ornamental plant and its leaves are used as a dietary supplement in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.
|Plant Height||18 inch (46 cm)|
|Plant Spread ||5 inch (13 cm)|
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Fiery costus, Spiral flag, Insulin plant|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||Up to 2 feet|
|Flower Colour ||Orange|
|Bloom Time ||Summer|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
At least five to six hours of morning sunlight a day is ideal. Soil The soil should be well drained and rich in organic content for growing Hibiscus plant. Watering Water the plant when the top soil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch. Do not overwater the plant. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season (August-December) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month. Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily. Plant Protection Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants. For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment. Don'ts Do not overwater the plant.
Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.
Insulin Plant care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location: Check the moisture in the soil before watering it. Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Keep the plant in indirect bright light. Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it. Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
|Sunlight ||Bright/Indirect Bright Sunlight. |
|Watering ||Water the plant when the top soil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch. Do not overwater the plant. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.|
|Soil ||Well draining and nutrient-rich soil.|
|Temperature ||18 to 29 degrees C|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Insulin Plant special feature
One of the best medicinal plant.
Insulin Plant uses
- It is widely grown in gardens as an ornamental plant
- A plant has the therapeutic potential of the leaves in diabetes
- The leaves of Insulin Plant contain corosolic acid which helps to generate insulin thereby treating diabetes
- Note: The following information is general guidelines, be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines
- It has been proven to possess various pharmacological activities like hypolipidemic, diuretic, antioxidant, anti-microbial
Frequently Asked Questions
What is insulin plant called in hindi?
In Hindi Insulin plant known as Banda, Bija-sal, Peisar , Jarul etc.
How does insulin plant look like?
It is a perennial, upright, spreading plant reaching about two feet tall, with the tallest stems falling over and lying on the ground.
Is insulin plant effective for diabetes?
Yes according to the published research the leaves of the insulin plant are effective for diabetes.
What is insulin plant good for?
According to the published research, the leaves of the insulin plant are effective for diabetes.
Can you eat insulin plant?
Yes you can eat insulin plant
Monday, 16 March 2020
Verry small size.but good product no any damage when i got it in my home delievery is superior
Tuesday, 03 March 2020
Do you provide the plant with soil, and in grown condition?
Wednesday, 12 February 2020
Low maintenance perennial indoor potted plant
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