Costus fissiligulatus , African Princess, Spiral Ginger, Cameroon Costus

Costus fissiligulatus

African Princess, Spiral Ginger, Cameroon Costus
Family: Costaceae
Origin: Tropical Africa
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapLarge shrub 5-10 ft tallSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeShadeRegular waterYellow, orange flowersPink flowersEthnomedical plant.
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It is fairly shade tolerant, but will do well with filtered sun or semi shade. Costus fissiligulatus prefers regular watering and good soil drainage.

In the tropics where this plant is native it will reach a large shrub size of 5-10 ft tall, but in usually it will stay as a small shrub of 2-5 ft tall. The fluttery pink blooms are produced throughout the year and they are followed by yellow, orange, and cream colored fruits which have ethnomedical potential.

This plant is quite cold hardy. It is grown in USDA Zone 9-11 and can survive short periods at temperatures as low as 30s F.

Costus fissiligulatus makes for a beautiful and fairly easy care plant for any gardener. When grown in a pot, be sure to provide a rich, well-draining soil, water it regularly and provide adequate shade.

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Costus fissiligulatus - African Princess, Cameroon Costus

Costus fissiligulatus is an amazing new Costus from Gabon in West Africa. It has a dazzling pink trumpet flower with a yellow throat. It is very floriferous with an inflorescence of numerous flower buds on a shortish plant of 3-4 ft that stands very erect. It is an easy grower with similar growing requirements to other gingers.

Recommended Fertilizer: SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
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6"/1 gal pot
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