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  Costus plicatus
  Family Name : Costaceae

  Common Names : Spiral Ginger

 
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 :
      Costa Rica to Panama
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Tropical
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a tall spiral ginger with big leaves.
      Foliage: Its beautiful leaves are plicate and wide.
      Flowers: Its inflorescence are borne at the terminal of the shoot, composed of red bracts and yellow tubular flowers.
      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 :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Red, Yellow / Golden
      Flower Grouping :
      Cluster / Inflorescence

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