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COSTUS BARBATUS - SPIRAL GINGER.

Costus barbatus - Spiral gingerCommon name
Spiral ginger, red tower ginger, cana de jabali, apagafuego, sangrafu.
Family
Zingerberaceae (Ginger family).

Overview
A very beautiful ginger (herbaceous perennial) with red spiral arranged leaves; sometimes classified under Costaceae.
It grows up to 9' tall with large green leaves, yellow flowers and a long, glossy red, inflorescence.
This plant is a favorite of hummingbirds.

Suriname's traditional medicine
An extract of the stem is used against gonorrhea also against the common cold, eye problems and as a laxative.

Hardiness
USDA zone 8 - 11.
Propagation
Rhizomes and cuttings.
Culture
Full sun / partial light shade, needs high humidity.
Flowers from April through November and the inflorescence lasts for months.
Don't tolerate long periods of cold; protect from frost.
Plant in frost free areas and avoid temperatures below 68 F (20 C).
They should be definite inside or in the greenhouse during the winter and early spring.
It can also be used as a cut flower.

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Item Description Unit Price Quantity

Costus barbatus (red) rhizome 1 package (10 rhizomes) US$ 82.90
Costus barbatus (red) cutting 1 package (10 cuttings) US$ 54.00
Costus barbatus (white) rhizome 1 package (10 rhizomes) US$ 82.90
Costus barbatus (white) cutting 1 package (10 cuttings) US$ 54.00
Costus barbatus (orange) rhizome 1 package (10 rhizome) US$ 82.90
Costus barbatus (orange) cutting 1 package (10 cuttings) US$ 54.00
Costus barbatus (pink) rhizome 1 package (10 rhizomes) US$ 82.90
Costus barbatus (pink) cutting 1 packaget (10 cuttings) US$ 54.00


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