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Spiral ginger
Scientific Name: Costus productus Gleason ex Maas
Synonym: Costus juruanus
Family: Costaceae
Spiral ginger (Costus  productus)
Costus productus in the New York Botanical Garden greenhouse
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 25-27
USDA: 10

Frost Tolerance: Needs to be kept inside from December to February in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Peru

Growth Habits:

Watering Needs: Abundant water during growth periods

Propagation: Clump division, stem cuttings

Spiral Gingers take their names from their spiral arranged leaves.

Cultural Practices:
Spirals Gingers are not adapted to Phoenix weather, winter is difficult since they don't tolerate long periods of weather below 68 F (20 C). Keep them inside in winter. They also need more humidity than the average garden in Phoenix provides. Use regular application of palm fertilizer, and use mulch.

Blooming Habits:

Fruiting Habits:

Spiral gingers can be propagated by laying canes, or part of canes horizontally under a fine layer of soil. The soil temperature must be above 75 F (23 C).

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