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Posted by cannafreak z7 NY (My Page) on
Mon, Oct 4, 04 at 7:09

Does anyone have any experience with costus cuspidatus? I need to know growing habits, diffulculty in taking care of it, any information would be great. Tara

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RE: New to gingers

It is certainly not hardy outdoors at your location. Most sources indicate it is hardy zone 8, but I have found it to be prone to rotting of the rhizomes. I have grown it in various light conditions and it seems to prefer about 3-5 hours of direct sunlight - at least in my north Florida climate. It is small enough to be grown in a pot and taken indoors in winter.

Here is a link that might be useful: Costus cuspidatus at GingersRus website

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