COSTUS SPECIOSUS VARIEGATED – Variegated Spiral Ginger

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This tropical ginger has variegated leaves that are velvety soft on the underside. The delicate flowers looks as if they were made from crepe paper, thus the common name, Crepe Ginger.

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Description

FAMILY : Zingiberaceae
ORIGIN : India, Malaysia
TYPE/USES : potted plant, landscape accents
SIZE : 5′ on average
GROWTH RATE : average
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : filtered light
WATER REQUIREMENTS : average
MIN. TEMP. : high 20’s
FLOWER : early fall

Variegated foliage is great when incorporated to any garden. It adds a a nice contrast to the usually green background. There are many different plants with variegated leaves for you to choose from, but none of them are as tactile as this Ginger. The under side of each leaf is coated with delicate hairs that are soft to the touch. This is one of the largest of the species, the stems sometimes getting so heavy that they fall over. The delicate flower looks as if they were made from crepe paper, thus the common name, Crepe Ginger. It may loose it’s leaves or die to the ground in the winter but promptly re-sprouts when the weather warms up.

Additional information

Weight 17 lbs