Cheilocostus speciosus 'Red Stem'

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  • full sun
  • partial sun
  • showy flowering plant

This is a beautiful red-stemmed form of crepe ginger, Cheilocostus speciosus, that we brought back from Singapore.  This species grows well in Florida and has a very wide geographic range with different forms in different places.  It forms a clump of red-stemmed canes branching and spreading near the top and can reach 6 ft or more in height.  When mature the tall stems are topped by inflorescences with dark wine-red bracts and pale lilac flowers.  It does best in part shade to full sun but needs supplemental water during dry periods. (Pot size: 1.5 gallon)

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