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Costus Igneus, Insulin - Plant

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Kostum,ninebark
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Chamaecostus cuspidatus, common name Fiery Costus or Spiral Flag, is a species of herbaceous plant in the Costaceae family native to eastern Brazil.

Common name: Kostum,ninebark
Color: White
Bloom time: May to June
Height: 4.00 to 5.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Choose a location in either partial sun or partial shade. Plant in partial sun in mild climates and partial shade in hot areas. Costus igneus is a plant that loves water in both soil and air. It is often planted near water. Costus are best planted in the early spring.

Sunlight: Full sun to part shade

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Dry to medium

Temprature: 28 ± 4°C

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:

  • This variety of Costus grows well as a container plant because of its clumping growth habit.
  • Remove the mulch when fertilizing plants.
  • Then replace the mulch.
  • Divide the rhizomes with a sharp knife to propagate.
  • Plant the smaller rhizomes in a new location and water well.

 


Special Feature:
Mass in shrub borders. Effective as hedge, screen or for erosion control on banks. Native plant garden. Able to grow in harsh conditions.
Use
Ornamental use:

 

 

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
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Note:
No serious insect or disease problems. Fireblight and leaf spots may occur.Reportedly has good resistance to powdery mildew.

Reference:
http://homeguides.sfgate.com/ http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/

 

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