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Insulin Plant, Costus igneus – Plant

Insulin Plant, Costus igneus – Plant

Regular price Rs. 475.00
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Dimensions

Live plant along with the plastic pot.
Plants’ height 18-24 inches with 6 inches pot.
Plants’ nature is outdoor-semi shade, alternate day watering.

Note: Plant may slightly differ from shown image depending on Season and growth pattern

Insulin Plant, Costus igneus – Plant

Insulin Costus igneus Plant is one of the best herbal (Antidiabetic) Low maintenance plants. And also a perfect plant for outdoor gardens Its common name Fiery Costus or Spiral Flag is a species of herbaceous plant in the Costaceae family native to Brazil. The plant grows very quickly. And the propagation is by stem cutting. It needs sunshine but it also grows in slightly shady areas. This plant has large fleshy looking leaves. The undersides of these large, smooth, dark green leaves have a light purple shade. Useful as edible Plants & herbs.

The leaves are spirally arranged around the stem, forming attractive, arching clumps arising from underground rootstocks. The maximum height of these plants is about two feet. The flowers are orange in colour and are beautiful, 1.5-inch in diameter. Flowering occurs during the warm months. And they appear to be cone-like heads at the tips of branches. It is also possible to consume the leaves by drying and grinding the powder on the leaves.

Sunlight
  • At least five to six hours of morning sunlight a day is ideal.
Watering
  • Water the plant when the topsoil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in the winter and rainy seasons.
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