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Cheilocostus globosus (Blume) C. Specht

Family Name: Costaceae
Synonyms: Costus globosus
Common Name: Asian Spiral Ginger, Asian Costus
Semi-Shade Lots of Water Moderate Water Occasional Misting Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Foliage Woody Herbaceous

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Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Shrub (Herbaceous)
Mode of Nutrition Autotrophic

Biogeography

Native Distribution Indonesia (Java)

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Container Planting

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade
Water Preference Lots of Water, Moderate Water, Occasional Misting
Pest(s) Chewing Insects, Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Seed, Division

Foliar

Foliage Retention Evergreen
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green
Leaf Area Index (LAI) for Green Plot Ratio 3.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Monocot)

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Orange, Red
Flower Texture(s) Thin
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flowering Period Free-Flowering

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Master ID 573
Species ID 1868
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Species record last updated on: 28 September 2020.
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