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Beautiful Variegated Costus Speciosus Ginger Plant for Sale

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Rs. 90.00
Common name:
Costus Variegatus, Variegatus Ginger
Regional name:
Marathi - Vanamohini, Hindi - Vanamohini
Indoor Plants, Shrubs
Zingiberaceae or Ginger family


Costus speciosus variegata, also known as Crepe Ginger, is a perennial tropical plant that belongs to the Costaceae family. It is native to Southeast Asia and has striking variegated leaves with red or white flowers that resemble crepe paper. This plant is valued for its ornamental appeal and its numerous medicinal properties.


  1. Climate: Costus speciosus variegata thrives in warm tropical or subtropical climates, with temperatures between 60°F (15°C) and 85°F (29°C). It cannot tolerate frost or freezing temperatures.
  2. Light: This plant prefers partial shade or dappled sunlight but can tolerate full sun if adequately watered.
  3. Soil: Plant Costus speciosus variegata in well-draining, rich, and moist soil with a pH between 6.0 and 7.5.
  4. Water: Keep the soil consistently moist but avoid overwatering or waterlogging, which can lead to root rot. Reduce watering during the cooler months.
  5. Fertilizer: Feed the plant with a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly during the growing season.


  1. Pruning: Prune the plant in early spring or late fall, removing dead or damaged leaves and spent flowers to encourage new growth.
  2. Pests: Watch for common pests such as aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites. Treat them with insecticidal soap or horticultural oil if infestations occur.
  3. Diseases: Protect the plant from fungal infections like root rot by providing proper drainage and avoiding overwatering.


  1. Division: Divide the rhizomes during the dormant season and replant the divisions.
  2. Stem cuttings: Take stem cuttings in early spring, plant them in a well-draining soil mix, and maintain high humidity for successful rooting.


  1. Ornamental: Costus speciosus variegata is an excellent addition to tropical gardens or as a container plant, providing attractive foliage and unique flowers.
  2. Medicinal: The plant has been used in traditional medicine for treating various ailments such as inflammation, digestive issues, fever, and skin disorders.
  3. Ecological: It attracts pollinators like butterflies, bees, and hummingbirds, promoting biodiversity in the garden.

CAUTION While Costus speciosus variegata has medicinal properties, it is essential to consult with a healthcare professional before using any plant-based remedies.