Costus Malortieanus - Plant

Stepladder Ginger is easily recognized by the broad felty leaves on plant less than 1 metre tall, inflorescence with green non-appendaged bracts and showy open flowers, yellow striped with red.
443 Ratings 429 Reviews


(Inclusive of all taxes)

Shipping Rs 79
Dispatch in 1-2 weeks
Out of stock (2354 Sold in last 30 days)

Todays Offer

Get 1 Plant growth and flowering booster free.

Order > ₹ 499, Get 500 Paytm First Points

Order > ₹ 599, Get ₹ 220 Seeds Free, Use Code: KITCHENSEEDS - copy

Note: Image is for reference purpose only. Actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height etc. Product is replaceable but not returnable.

This product contains

SrNoItem name
1Costus Malortieanus - Plant
26 inch (15 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Costus Malortieanus

Winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-11 where this tropical plant is best grown in organically rich, consistently moist, well-drained soils in part shade. Tolerates close to full shade. Intolerant of freezing temperatures. It is a perennial, native to Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

It is an ornamental plant grows to about a meter in height and shade loving, The flowers are borne in terminal spikes are yellow striped with red in colour, favourite to humming birds.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Spiral flag, Spiral ginger, Step-ladder plant, Velvet costus
Maximum Reachable Height 6.00 to 8.00 feet
Flower Colour Yellow
Bloom Time Summer / Autumn
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Plant care is not difficult but does require vigilance.The vines need to be trained early when they are young. You may use plant ties or just weave them through trellis sections.

  • Fertilize the plant in spring just before new growth appears.Pinch off the tips of the vines in the second year to promote branching which will fill the trellis with bushy growth.

  • Costus Malortieanus care

  • Plant where they will receive a minimum of 5 to 6 hours of full sun per day.
  • Plants grown in weak sun may not die at once but they weaken gradually
  • Give them plenty of organic matter when planting and don’t crowd them.
  • Wear sturdy gloves to protect your hands from prickly thorns.
  • Sunlight Part shade / shade
    Watering Moderate.
    Soil Moist well drained soil
    Temperature 22-26 °C
    Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

    Costus Malortieanus special feature

    Greenhouse or indoor plant. Flowers are spectacular, but plants are otherwise not particularly ornamental.

    Costus Malortieanus uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Costus malortieanus is widely cultivated and used as an ornamental plant

    Medicinal Use:

    • Costus pictus is a medicinal plant and capable of having Magic Cure for Diabetes Treatment of asthma Eliminates intestinal worms Note:- The following information is general guidelines
    • Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Costus Malortieanus ?

    Costus Malortieanus is commonly known as Spiral flag, Spiral ginger, Step-ladder plant, Velvet costus

    How tall do Costus Malortieanus grow?

    On average Costus Malortieanus grows 6.00 to 8.00 feet

    What color are Costus Malortieanus ?

    A Costus Malortieanus plant bears flowers of color Yellow

    When Costus Malortieanus blooms?

    With enough light, Costus Malortieanus may produce Yellow flowers in Summer / Autumn

    How hard is Costus Malortieanus to grow?

    A Costus Malortieanus is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Costus Malortieanus need?

    A Costus Malortieanus prefers Part shade / shade

    How much water does a Costus Malortieanus need?

    A Costus Malortieanus prefers watering Moderate.

    What kind of soil does a Costus Malortieanus need?

    A Costus Malortieanus prefers Moist well drained soil

    What temperature does a Costus Malortieanus like?

    A Costus Malortieanus prefers 22-26 °C

    How often should I fertilize my Costus Malortieanus ?

    To encourage Costus Malortieanus growth, Apply any organic fertilizer


    Saturday, 01 February 2020

    Suddenly all my house plants have started blooming and have lush foliage :)

    Narendra Kumar Sharma

    Friday, 15 November 2019

    This plant is exactly what I wanted.

    Joshi Prisy

    Friday, 15 November 2019

    They are the most beautiful, glossy, healthy plants I ve ever seen.

    jitender gupta
    More reviews

    Please log in to write a review. Log in