Costus speciosus variegatus (Cheilocostus speciosus 'Variegatus')

COMMON NAME

Variegated Crepe Ginger

TYPE

Ginger/Heliconia

FAMILY

Costaceae

NOTES

The large, soft, variegated leaves of this tropical evergreen are borne on red stems emerging directly from the ground. Each leaf has a narrow white strip along each margin with occasional light streaks through the blade. They alternate in a spiraling fashion around the stem, forming attractive, arching clumps arising from underground rootstocks. Plants reach 6 to 8 feet tall. Can die to the ground in the cool season, but usually re-sprouts from the roots when it warms up

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

India and Malaysia

NATIVE HABITAT

Roadside ditches and low-lying areas in tropical forests

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

nparks.gov.sg

hort.ufl.edu



Costus speciosus variegatus