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  Costus mosaicus
  Family Name : Costaceae

  Common Names : African Spiral Ginger

 
African Spiral Ginger
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Division :
      Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
      Plant Growth Form :
      Herbaceous Plant
      Lifespan (in Singapore) :
      Perennial
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      DR Congo
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a small to medium sized ginger plant.
      Foliage: Its leaves are more attractive than the other gingers. The leaves are oblanceolate, silvery green. Its ligules are hairy, green with red edges.
      Flowers: Its inflorescence are borne both at basal and terminal of the plant. Flowers are tubular, white with light purple petals.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Division
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green, Green - Bluish Green
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Purple, White
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence

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