This ginger is a must in exotic gardening. The foliage of Costus comosus var. bakeri is dark green and fuzzy underneath. The long red inflorescences are complimented with bright yellow tubular flowers. It is a clumping (not spreading!) ginger that normally bloom at eye-level.
This species was wrongly identified as Costus barbatus for decades, and it is still often seen in the horticoltural trade with this name.
Depending of availabilty in stock e ship a rooted plant or three unrooted stem cuttings, about 30 cm long, that will quickly become new plants if placed in a moist draining substrate and kept at 20-30 C.
|Minimum winter temperature||0 ºC to 10 ºC|