Plant ID forum: (Costus) for ID

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Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
Aug 25, 2015 12:16 AM CST
I had the name of this one once but lost it. I believe it is kind of rare. I have a pic of the bloom and will post asap.
Difficult to propogate, about 24 inches tall.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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Aug 25, 2015 8:00 AM CST
I don't know a thing about Costus but it reminds me a bit of this one, C. erythrophyllus:

When googling I found this list from the Hawaii Tropical Botanical Gardens but haven't had a chance to look through them all:
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