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Costus lima - Spiral Ginger - 10 Fresh Seeds
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Costus lima - Spiral Ginger - 10 Fresh Seeds


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Costus lima - Spiral Ginger - 10 Fresh Seeds

Costus lima - Spiral Ginger

This listing is for 10 seeds of the Spiral Ginger - Costus lima.

Costus lima is a member of the spiral gingers, so named because they resemble gingers and the leaves are arranged on the stems in a spiral fashion. They are closely related to the ginger family and thrive in subtropical and tropical areas. They are also ideally suited as houseplants in a bright locations where they will grow well and flower. It is an herbaceous plant, growing from a large rhizome which will send up stems as it grows. Each stem is up to 4 metres tall and will produce red bracts at the top of the stems which in turn produce yellow flowers, the effect being very striking.

It is native to tropical America (Nicaragua to Ecuador), but due to the fact that it grows from underground rhizomes it can be grown outdoors in Zones 7 to 11, where frosts occur it will be cut down to ground level and grow anew each year. If grown in a pot in a conservatory or greenhouse, the plant is evergreen and likely to be in flower year round once established.

It is easy to grow and cultivate. Easy to germinate following the instructions located at this link.

Variety Spiral Ginger
Type Seeds
Sub-Type House Plants

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