Costus woodsonii – Red Button Ginger (on request)


This magnificent tropical Ginger is very easy to grow and flowers most of the year. The red cones produce yellow orange flowers that are edible and used in salads.

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Some leaves may yellow due to being confined in a box during transit. All photos are for reference purposes only.

This magnificent type of Ginger is very easy to grow and flower most of the year.
The clumps will grow to about 4 feet tall on average.
Filtered light is ideal, although I have seen beautiful plants growing in full sun and even in total shade.
Watering is average. A little moist during the warm weather and a little drier during the cold weather. Avoid if possible getting the foliage wet when watering.
Fertilization is also average with more during the warm weather and very little during the winter.
Temperature has a lot to do with flowering. The plant can withstand a light frost for short periods of time but will stop blooming and won’t look very good.
If the plant can be kept above 50°F all the time, most likely it will keep blooming continuously.
The yellow flowers that emerge from the red cones are edible. 
The Red Button Costus is an excellent choice for landscapers in the south, and a very beautiful potted plant for gardeners everywhere.

FAMILY : Zingiberaceae
ORIGIN : Hispaniola
4 feet on average
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS : shade/ partial sun
low 30’s for short periods
most of the year if kept warm

Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 6 × 6 × 36 in
Gardino Nursery