Plant Description: Costus igneus Medicinal Plant is the most popular common use plant. It is also called “Insulin Plant” because. This hardy plant with variegated leaves is often used for, Garden and outdoor plants, and mainly because it requires little care. This Insulin Plant Medicinal Plant variant is efficient for various use
Botanical Name: Chamaecostus cuspidatus
Growth Habit: Epiphytic vine,
Average Landscape Size: Remains small vine outdoor
Special Feature: Medicinal Plant use for various use in Ayurveda especially bitter, astringent, acrid, cooling, aphrodisiac, purgative, anthelmintic, depurative, It reduces fasting as well as postprandial blood glucose levels.
How To Care For Costus igneus Ayurvedic Plants
Soil: Regular well-drained soil Costus igneus can grow in a soilless medium like coco peat or peat moss.
Repotting: Change the pot every year. Use a bigger sized pot every time you repot the plant.
Sunlight: Plant can grow in full shade (indoors) or partial sunlight (outdoors)
Water: Watering can be done 3-4 times a week. The plant is drought tolerant.
Fertilizer: Provide well rotten cow dung manure during potting.
Temperature: Although Costus igneus loves a warm climate, it can grow very well in a wide range of temperatures.
Humidity: Costus igneus Ayurvedic Plants like a hot & humid climate. It can tolerate low humidity as well.
Pruning: Train the climber to grow in a particular direction by cutting off the unwanted branches every three months.