A little about Costus

Until now I have been at a loss for words about Costaceae. They are a fantastic group of plants. Many will recognize these plants as spiral Gingers for their growth habit of corkscrew stems. Beyond that signature pattern, there are many different species of Costaceae.

After I got my first Costus, I couldn't stop at only one. The variety of plants in the genus makes collectng an exciting pursuit.



  Costus amazonicus
  Costus mosaicus
  Costus pictus
  Costus speciosus
  Costus subsessilis
  Costus vinosus
  Costus woodsonii