Plant ID forum: Spiral Ginger - Costus ID Please

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Feb 26, 2015 9:18 AM CST
This picture was my daily jigsaw puzzle. I'd love to get one as I love the red stem. I know it's a long shot, but can anyone ID this for me please?

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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Feb 26, 2015 9:40 AM CST
I'm really not great at identifying plants but maybe this one? Crepe Ginger (Cheilocostus speciosus)
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
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Xeramtheum
Feb 26, 2015 2:00 PM CST
Thanks Lin! Close enough.
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. "

Abraham Lincoln
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Feb 26, 2015 2:04 PM CST
Just a guess on my part. Green Grin!
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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
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Metrosideros
Mar 1, 2015 9:03 AM CST
Certainly a type of Costus.

Need to seed the flower head to figure a species.

Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
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Xeramtheum
Mar 1, 2015 9:05 AM CST
Thanks Dave, I just liked the red stems. The Costus I already have do not have the red stems.
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. "

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Name: Dave Paul
Puna, HI (Zone 10b)
Live in a rainforest, get wet feet.
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Metrosideros
Mar 1, 2015 9:20 AM CST
As a joke, here it is said that the plant grows fast and is hard to remove, and that's why it's called Cost-us.

Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
Only dead fish go with the flow!
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Xeramtheum
Mar 1, 2015 9:39 AM CST
Lol - I like that!
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves, and then we shall save our country. "

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