Insulin Plant, Costus igneus – Plant
Water the Plant when the top inch of soil is dry.
Height: 0"Pot Size: 0"
Bright Indirect Sunlight.
Safe for Pets and Kids.
Balcony, Well Lit Window, Table Top, Living Room.
It is widely planted as a decorative plant in Southern India, and the leaves are used as a food supplement in the treatment of diabetes mellitus.
A variety of studies have been conducted to assess this plant's anti-diabetic potential.
The Insulin plant has been shown to have pharmacological properties such as hypolipidemic, diuretic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, and anti-cancer properties.
It's necessary to keep track of where your Costus Igneus plant is potted to get the best foliage and keep it growing for as long as possible. In your balcony garden, place your plant.
For survival, your Insulin plant needs adequate bright indirect light. It thrives in a low-light indoor setting.
If you're going to keep the Insulin tree indoors, make sure it gets enough bright indirect light at least twice a week.
Water your Spiral flag plant when the top inch of the soil seems dry to the touch.
Always check the moisture level of the soil and water as needed.
When grown Outdoors, your Herbstii prefers organically rich, well-draining soil. It will tolerate most soil types.
When growing your Herbstii Indoors, use a loamy, soil-based potting mixture.
A fertiliser isn't truly necessary for Insulin plant as it goes dormant in winters.
In the summer, fertilise the plant once a month.
This Exotic plant are non-toxic and will not affect your pets or children, though if consumed in large quantities, they may induce stomach trouble.
In the winter, wrap your Spiral Flag with wood chips or other organic mulch to keep it warm.
Keep an eye on the finer details, such as the mulch not coming into contact with the plant stem.
During the winter, you should avoid watering your Spiral flag plant.
Since your plant is susceptible to mites, caterpillars, and other insects, insecticidal soap should be used.
Have you tried putting your Costus Igneus in a coastal area and aren't sure why it isn't growing? Don't worry, it's because Costus igneus has a low salt tolerance. Place your plant in a location that provides adequate light and shade.
The Spiral flag, also known as Costus igneus and Costus pictus D. Don, is a Costaceae plant that was recently introduced to India from South and Central America. It's a perennial with spirally arranged leaves and lovely flowers that grows erect and spreads to about two feet tall.