Costus

Costus are tropical plants related to gingers in heliconias. They originate from areas all over the globe including Africa, the New World and Australia. There is so much variability in costus that it is hard to generalize about them. Some flower from the top of the stem, some from the base of the plant and some from both! There are hairy ones, pretty ones, full sun and part shade costus. Many are so cold tolerant that they will grow in England some prefer warmth.
In general and when in doubt costus like part shade and well drained soil rich in organic matter.
If possible we recommend potting your costus up. They can be planted out when they shoot and establish roots. If you are in a particularly cold area it is best to purchase your plants in spring so that they have a full growing season before encountering winter conditions.
You'll find more information on them in our blog.
I believe them to be highly underutilized as landscaping plants. You'll find more information about them on our blog.

Costus  pulverulentus

Costus pulverulentus

$12.00

Costus asplundii

Costus asplundii

$10.00

26% OFF RRP $13.50
Costus comosus

Costus comosus

$13.50

Costus productus (Productus)

Costus productus (Productus)

$13.50

Costus sp Belize Yellow

Costus sp Belize Yellow

$12.00

costus sp. Maroon Chalice (Maroon Chalice)
10% OFF RRP $15.00
Costus vargassi (Vargassi)

Costus vargassi (Vargassi)

$12.50

Costus woodsonii cv French Kiss 5 pack
25% OFF RRP $60.00
Crepe ginger/ Red stem

Crepe ginger/ Red stem

$12.00

4% OFF RRP $12.50
Indianhead Costus

Indianhead Costus

$13.50

Indianhead Costus Bulk Buy

Indianhead Costus Bulk Buy

$45.00

25% OFF RRP $60.00
Strawberry Bud Costus

Strawberry Bud Costus

$13.50