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Variegated spiral ginger

Costus speciosus variegata

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Belonging to the Costus genus, Variegated spiral ginger has a botanical name of Costus speciosus variegata. The botanical name epithet speciosus means 'showy'.

Variegated spiral ginger grows as an evergreen and is a flowering ornamental. Being an evergreen plant, it will keep its leaves throughout the year.

Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Variegated spiral ginger is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Variegated spiral ginger have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Variegated spiral ginger

  • Full Shade

    OR
  • Dappled Sun

  • High

This plant can grow from rhizomes and can get some sun but prefers shade.

Plant in a location that enjoys full shade / dappled sun and remember to water often. The USDA Zones typically associated with Variegated spiral ginger are Zone 9 and Zone 11.

See our list of companion Plants for Variegated spiral ginger to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Variegated spiral ginger from seed

Transplanting Variegated spiral ginger

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Other names for Variegated spiral ginger

Crepe ginger

costus arabicus variegatus

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