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Indian Head Ginger

Posted by JoeV h2 (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 8, 05 at 15:41

Saw this for sale at Wal-Mart here in Kona. Can't find anything else about it. Anyone out there heard of it?

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RE: Indian Head Ginger

There are several species of Costus that fall into the category of "Indian Head". The most common is C. scaber, but there is also a shorter, more compact, but otherwise similar-looking one, C. woodsonii, or Dwarf Indian Head. Both are easy to grow, are pretty adaptable as to light conditions, and have nice glossy bracts and foliage.

Here is a link that might be useful: Costus species

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