Our pink costus are sometimes sold by the names of Pink Indian Head, Pink Spiral Ginger, or Strawberry Spiral Ginger.
They are a fast growing tropical plant with lush pale to mid green foliage and unusual cone shaped pink flowers. They are easy to grow and flower reliably.
They grow to about 1m high and are best in part shade, along side other shade lovers such as heliconias, gingers and Clivias. They will tolerate full sun for part of the day, so long as they have protection from really harsh midday sun. They can be grown in pots or direct in the garden.
They will benefit from compost, mulch and organic fertilisers or manure.
The plants we provide are supplied as a bare-rooted rhizome with at least one good growing point. The rhizome you will receive will be wrapped in newspaper. When it arrives you can plant it, water it and watch it grow into a mature over a couple of weeks. Once established they are very hardy plants that will require very little care to look good all year. If you don't have time to plant it straight away you can leave it in the shade either wrapped in slightly damp paper or in a tub of water and it will be fine for at least a few days.
Important information about your order
We post to all states except WA, TAS & NT
All of our plants are posted bare-rooted, wrapped in slightly damp paper
We try not to trim back plants for postage unless we really have to - for example our Gingers and Heliconias are trimmed back to rhizomes as they post and plant better this way
We post on the Monday after payment has been received. Payment needs to have been recieved by 8am Monday to be included in that day's mail
All items are sent with tracking and where an order totals over $100 it will require a signature on delivery
We inspect every plant before it leaves us to make sure we are sending you healthy, good-sized plants that will perform well in your climate
When you receive your plants
Please unpack the box as soon as possible
If you're not ready to plant, leave your plants in a cool, shady place either wrapped in damp paper or in a tub of water until you are ready
Look out for our discount cards - we often reward our customers with a discount voucher so we'll put one in your box whenever we have a promotion running
trimmed back and bare-rooted for postage. Their foliage will quickly re-grow when they are planted in your garden.