Variegated Spiral Ginger
Costus arabicus 'Variegatus'
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2 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Variegated Spiral Ginger Overview
Costus arabicus 'Variegatus is an evergreen perennial with green and white variegated leaves that grow on a spiralling stem that, in summer are topped with showy tubular white flowers that can resemble pine-cones. Also known as Variegated Spiral Ginger, this plant originating from southern North America, and is adapted to tropical climates. If being grown in frost-prone areas, it can be grown in pots that can be moved under cover during cooler months and suits being grown as a conservatory or houseplant.
How to propagate Variegated Spiral Ginger
Take 20cm (8") length stem cuttings during the summer and lay them on the surface of compost.