Costus scaber

COMMON NAME

Indian Head Spiral Ginger

TYPE

Ginger/Heliconia

FAMILY

Costaceae

NOTES

Leaves are arranged spirally on upright stalks and the plant spreads slowly by rhizomes. Yellow to orange tubular flowers emerge from red or green cone-like inflorescences at the top of the stem.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Mexico to Brazil

NATIVE HABITAT

Humid tropical forests

WEB SOURCES

gingersrus.com

unf.edu

heliconia.org



Costus scaber