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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1Insulin Plant, Costus igneus - Plant
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.

    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



    Reviews

    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
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