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|1||Costus Malortieanus - Plant|
|2||6 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.
*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 carePlant 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|
|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
- Costus malortieanus is widely cultivated and used as an ornamental plant
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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 :)
Friday, 15 November 2019
This plant is exactly what I wanted.
Friday, 15 November 2019
They are the most beautiful, glossy, healthy plants I ve ever seen.
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