TROPICAL PLANT CATALOG


Pictogram Guide · Mouse over pictogram for definition

Costus stenophyllus, Bamboo Costus

Click to see full-size image

Costus stenophyllus

Bamboo Costus
Family: Costaceae
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeRegular waterOrnamental foliageYellow/orange flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Grown for its unique alternating brown and white banding on the stems, Bamboo Costus looks like real bamboo. It makes a great accent plant when grown in a large pot on the patio or sunroom. Also called spiral ginger, it has upright stems with a bit of a spiral near the tips. Unusual red and yellow flowers emerge from the base of mature plants. Grow in bright, indirect light in moist, rich soil.


Similar plants:

More similar plants




Link to this plant:
https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/costus_stenophyllus.htm