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Costus pulverulentus 'Purple Passion'

Family Name: Costaceae
Full Sun: 6-8h Moderate Water Ornamental Flowers Ornamental Foliage Herbaceous

Name

Family Name
Genus Epithet
Species Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Division Angiosperms (Flowering Seed Plants) (Monocotyledon)
Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant
Lifespan (in Singapore) Perennial

Biogeography

Native Distribution Of horticultural origin

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form It is a medium-sized rhizomatous herb.
Foliage Its leaves are arranged in a spiral form with purple ligules and closed sheaths. Dark green on the upper side and purple beneath.
Flowers Its inflorescence is terminal at the end of the pseudostem, with red bracts and flowers.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
Plant & Rootzone Preference - Tolerance Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils
Landscape Uses Parks & Gardens

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Full Sun
Water Preference Moderate Water

Foliar

Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green, Purple

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Red
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence
Flower Location Terminal

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Master ID 33078
Species ID 7492
Species record last updated on: 17 May 2019.
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