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Costus spictus [ french kiss ]


By Pitta

Costus spictus [ french kiss ] (Cosus spictus [french kiss] ORNAMENTAL GINGER)

An ornamental ginger . foliage grows to 6 ft , flowers appear at branch terminals. attracts ants.

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Ha ...looks like its holding its arms up.......pretty colour though

14 Dec, 2009



I see the ants love your Costus also. : > )

I have Costus barbatus which looks almost identical to
Costus spicatus.

22 Dec, 2009


Costus barbatus is one I would like to get .

22 Dec, 2009



Costus barbatus does have a flower cone which is double the size of Costus spicatus. Although, the flowers are yellow and look exactly the same. I have posted several Costus barbatus in the past. : > )

23 Dec, 2009

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