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Costus afer (?), Spiral Ginger

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 Costus afer (?)
Family: Costaceae
Spiral Ginger
Origin: Africa
Small shrub 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Costus afer are very easy to grow. They require a rich well drained soil (2 parts peat moss to 1 part loam to 1 part sharp sand), kept on the moist side. They do well in part shade to full sun. Spiral Ginger is a very vigorous grower, that requires frequent repotting to control its size.

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