This plant produces bright orange flowers surrounded by red bracts. The wide leaves attach to the stem in a spiral fashion. The arrangement of the leaves make it a good ground cover and under the right conditions, it will bloom year round. While the plant is commonly called spiral ginger, Costus curvibracteatus is not a true ginger and is not edible.
Common Name | Orange Tulip Ginger, Spiral Ginger
Family Name | Costaceae
Native to | Costa Rica and Panama