Insulin Plant, Costus igneus - Plant

Costus igneus, Insulin plant is an herbal cure for diabetes and hence commonly called as an insulin plant.

    What makes it special:
  • One of the best herbal (Antidiabetic) plant.
  • Low maintenance plant.
  • Perfect plant for outdoor garden.
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25 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 Specifications

Plant Height18 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


Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.

Sunlight

  • 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.
  • 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

    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
    • 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

    Culinary Use:

    • Raw Leaves can be eaten

    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. Note- please consult your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

    What is insulin plant good for?

    According to the published research, the leaves of the Insulin plant are effective for diabetes. Note- please consult your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.

    Can you eat insulin plant?

    Yes you can eat Insulin plant. Note- please consult your health advisor before application or consuming of plants or plant parts.



    Reviews

    Friday, 24 July 2020

    I Bought this product and received quickly .Quality wise awesome

    Nazneen Shah

    Tuesday, 21 July 2020

    Very nice plant. Got delivered with very good condition. Gonna order one more

    Nishi Saxena

    Monday, 16 March 2020

    Verry small size.but good product no any damage when i got it in my home delievery is superior

    Monika Sharma

    Tuesday, 03 March 2020

    Do you provide the plant with soil, and in grown condition?

    Anjana Boro

    Wednesday, 12 February 2020

    Low maintenance perennial indoor potted plant

    Gokul Prashanth

    Tuesday, 04 February 2020

    Verry small size.but good product no any damage when i got it in my home delievery is superior

    Jeremy Cabral

    Friday, 22 November 2019

    Excellent service and good product. Well packed and well delivered. Though few leaves were fallen but plant was almost ok.

    tushar sharma

    Monday, 18 November 2019

    Do you provide the plant with soil, and in grown condition?

    Nitin Mulik

    Monday, 11 November 2019

    Super happy with this. The packaging was great and the plant itself is exactly what I wanted.

    Pukhrambam Kavita

    Sunday, 10 November 2019

    Great plant..looked nice.

    Arya Kumar

    Thursday, 07 November 2019

    I m really happy to say that your packing is good ,on time delivery all plants are good .

    Piyush Srivastava

    Saturday, 02 November 2019

    Plant received in good packing, but is not similar as shown in web site.

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    Monday, 28 October 2019

    This plant can be grown anywhere in the house in?indirect sunlight.

    Diwakar Singh

    Sunday, 27 October 2019

    What can i do to maintain my plant?

    raghavendra v

    Wednesday, 09 October 2019

    I m really happy to say that your packing is good ,on time delivery all plants are good .

    Sandhya Mehndiratta

    Friday, 04 October 2019

    Brilliant stuff, highly recommended.

    Sarthak Markam

    Friday, 04 October 2019

    I have got a healthy plant with great packageing.Thanks to nurserylive to give me a great satisfaction.

    Atul Ssharm

    Wednesday, 02 October 2019

    Absolutely no complaints! Beautiful plant, great packaging, prompt delivery.

    Phunsukh Wangdu

    Saturday, 21 July 2018

    Do you have insulin plants. There are thee types. Other two plants amd cost of the plant

    K Jayakar

    Monday, 02 July 2018

    Appealing, elegant and easy to grow plant.

    Almas Parveen

    Monday, 02 July 2018

    he plant was very nicely packed. Thanks for the plant surely will order more

    Sant Parsad Dureja

    Monday, 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.

    Marudadu RajyaLakshmi

    Sunday, 01 July 2018

    Plants are awesome.. the quality is just fantastic. .....I gifted it to my mom on her anniversary

    Hima Jyothi

    Sunday, 01 July 2018

    Good packaging and good plants& Nice deals...

    Anuj Yadav

    Sunday, 01 July 2018

    All product purchased give me full satisfaction,same time,save money

    Archana Damle

    Saturday, 30 June 2018

    Is it suitable for office premises with no fresh air space

    Gaurav Narwania

    Saturday, 30 June 2018

    Nice came in good condition

    Amit

    Saturday, 30 June 2018

    Wow plant in excellent shape.

    Sujata sharma

    Saturday, 30 June 2018

    My plants are thriving! Will definitely buy this plant again when needed.

    Saravanan

    Saturday, 30 June 2018

    Today i got this plant...the colour of leaves touches heart.

    Ashish Bhujbal

    Saturday, 30 June 2018

    Grown in coco-peat and hence requires less water while being relatively insect free.

    Arshad Khan

    Friday, 29 June 2018

    Dose u give instructions on how to maintain them??

    Satheesh Malipeddi

    Friday, 29 June 2018

    How often I need to water it?

    Kranthi

    Friday, 29 June 2018

    ?What if i keep this plant in the office where it is AC? Will it survive there?

    Madhu Pal

    Friday, 29 June 2018

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    Komal Rajeev Jain

    Friday, 29 June 2018

    I can see the love and care that goes into shipping my plants, thanks nurserylive.

    mahender

    Friday, 29 June 2018

    My plants are thriving! Will definitely buy this plant again when needed.

    Parvati Gujju

    Friday, 29 June 2018

    How crazy that we all have plants on the mind.

    Sriyans

    Friday, 29 June 2018

    Buy this just 2 weeks ago .and its growing very nice

    Sandesh Bhat

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Really very good product i have purchase one plant pack .

    nilima joseph

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Does it comes with soil?

    Pradeep Ravind

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    VERY nice im so Happy for this plant

    Divya Kuchibhotla

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Plants are alive but flowers have not come out as yet.

    sandeep s

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Exactly what I wanted and couldn t locate in any of our local shops! Thanks

    Roopam Shahi

    Thursday, 28 June 2018

    Does the plant need regular trimming?

    Swatte Saraogi

    Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    Ideal plant for green gift

    Pooja Uppu

    Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    Can you ensure that your packaging will not spoil the plant.

    Joshi Prisy

    Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    Excellent service and good product. Well packed and well delivered. Though few leaves were fallen but plant was almost ok.

    Bibha Singh

    Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    Have never ordered plants on line before but want to tell you how absolutely thrilled I am with the plants.

    Abhishek Pathak

    Wednesday, 27 June 2018

    Simply love the plant....healthy n beautiful!!....Thankyou for the free gifts!!

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