Costus Speciosus (Bulbs)

Pack: 8

Water Requirement


Flower Color




Flowering Season




With Pots




Sowing Season


Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun


Balcony,Low Maintenance

Product Description

Costus or jom lakhut is a succulent, erect, perennial, ornamental, herbaceous plant .The flowers look like crepe paper, thus the common name is "Crepe ginger"

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Costus or jom lakhut is a succulent, erect, perennial, ornamental, herbaceous plant . It is tall and dramatic landscape plant with large dark green leaves arranged on the stalk in a spiral. The plant can grow to 10 ft tall in frost-free areas, but is typically small as a potted plant.

The plant flowers during the months of July and August nad have mild fragrance in the morning. It will loose all of its leaves during the winter and resprout again in the spring. The flowers look like crepe paper, thus the common name is "Crepe ginger". The flowers are 5-6 cm long with a cupshaped labellum and crest yellow stamens. Fruit is red in color whereas seeds are black, five in number with a white fleshy aril .


Crepe ginger prefers part sun , high humidity & low temperature but will grow in full sun if it gets plenty of moisture . Plant should get from 3 to 5 hours of direct sunlight daily, 

It grows well on rich moist soil or clayey loam soil in shady area Monthly applications of a balanced fertilizer during the summer growing season will benefit this plant.

Landscape Use

 It is suitable as an ornamental plant for borders or as a low screen.

Properly preparing the soil for bulb planting is essential! Good soil drainage is essential for planting bulbs. If your soil has a lot of clay content, consider adding a bit of coco peat. Consider your sunlight requirements based not he type of bulb you have chosen to go with. Some plants might be happy in a semi shade environment under a tree whereas someone might require full sunlight.

The general rule of thumb for planting spring bulbs is to plant two to three times as deep as the bulbs is tall. This means most large bulbs like tulips or daffodils will be planted about 8 inches deep while smaller bulbs will be planted 3-4 inches deep. Planting depth is measured from the bottom of the bulb.

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