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Costus igneus 'Fiery Spiral Ginger' Insulin Plant

Short Brazilian Costus with fiery orange flowers. Grows to about 2 ft.

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This plant grows fairly quickly in optimum conditions. Once large enough, it can be divided to produce more plants and should provide a renewable source of stems and leaves.

Light Requirements

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Partial Sun/Shade

Costus igneus does best in bright light and may require up to four hours of continuous light. Full sun may be too much for this plant and can lead to less than satisfactory performance. Similarly, not enough light will lead to poor health as well.

Light sources for Costus igneus include:

  • A western or eastern exposure location
  • A light controlled greenhouse or solarium
  • A window exposure with up to 4 hours of bright or indirect light
  • A patio with high walls or tall plants under bright shade
  • An outdoor location with bright dappled light

Be mindful of southern exposures where light intensity and duration may fall short. Obstructions such curtains or rooms with dark colors may also affect the light conditions where this plant is located.