Costus Arabicus Variegata ‘Spiral Ginger’



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Costus Arabicus Variegata also known as Spiral Ginger is in the Costaceae family. Originating from southern North America. It produces stunning showy, red blooms. It gets its name from its large leaves grown from it unique spiralling stems.

Non-Toxic – This house plant is safe for humans and pets.

This plant comes with a free 6cm nursery pot.

*Please note*

It does not come with the ceramic pot shown in the pictures. But if you would love one too you can add your own Deep Rooted Potagate Pot to your basket. 

This plant may have been watered before shipping – please do not water upon arrival unless the soil is completely dry.


Care Guide for your Costus Arabicus Variegata ‘Spiral Ginger’.


What Lighting Do I Need For My Costus Arabicus Variegata?

Part sun, part shade (indirect light) – Plants with this requirement are easy to find a perfect spot for. West or East facing windows are great for your Costus Arabicus Variegata, or even a spot a short distance from a very sunny window.

*Top Tip: Plants grow towards light, rotate your *insert plant name* every time you water to help it grow evenly.


How Often Do I Need To Water My Variegated Costus Arabicus? 

High Demand – *Always check how damp the soil is before watering*

Squeeze the soil and water weeps out, then it is too wet to water again. If not, Water Well and do not let this plant dry out before watering again. If the plant gets too much water, it is at risk of rot.  

What Temperature Is Best For My Spiral Ginger?

The recommended temperature for your new house plant to thrive, making it happy and healthy, is between 18°C-25°C


How Do I Fertilise My Costus Arabicus Variegata?

Only fertilise your Variegated Spiral Ginger if it is actively growing (putting out new leaves).

Use a weak fertiliser at half the recommended dose if you are not sure. Most house plants will go dormant in winter and stop growing so will not need to be fertilised.

If you fertilise a dormant plant, it will not absorb the nutrients. The nutrients will instead stay in the soil and can cause chemical burns to your house plant.

To avoid chemical burns to your house plant, use a natural fertiliser for your Costus Arabicus Variegata, like our Silver Soil Booster.


What Humidity Is Best For This House Plant?

High humidity (Between 70-100%) – This means keeping them in a warm, humid, draft free location. You can increase humidity by either using pebble trays under your pots, grouping plants close together, misting in the morning, and of course using a humidifier. 


What Is The Best Soil For Spiral Ginger?

Houseplant mix – These plants require less drainage then other plants and don’t like to fully dry out between watering. Try 1-part coco coir + 1- part peat free compost + 1-part perlite. If the plant is drying out too quickly in your environment, then use less perlite. Conversely if the soil is staying too soggy add more perlite.

Alternatively, we have the perfect pre-made Houseplant Soil Mix.

Is Costus Arabicus Variegata ‘Spiral Ginger’ Toxic?

Non-Toxic – This house plant is unlikely to be toxic if ingested by  humans and animals.


As with any house plant, please do not repot within 2 weeks of delivery as you need your plant to acclimatise to your house and recover from the stress of shipping.

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