Costus Erythrophyllus - Rare

Costus Erythrophyllus - Rare

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Common name: Ox blood ginger

Family name: Costaceae

Approximate height: ~1m when fully grown.


  • Foliage: Deep green leaves with a red underside
  • Bloom: flowers are white and pink

Light requirements: Bright indirect light. Does well with morning sun. Too much sun can cause damage to the leaves. Place in an eastern facing room. The more light this plant receives the more water it will require.

Water: Water thoroughly when the top 1"-2" of soil feels dry to the touch. Allow for the water to drain completely.