Red Button Ginger (Costus Woodsonii)

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Growing Zone: 10-11
Growing Zone: 10-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Red Button Ginger (Costus woodsonii)
Mature Height 2-3 feet
Mature Width 1-2 feet
Spacing 3-4 feet apart
Sunlight Full to Partial Sun
Temperature Tolerance 60-80°F
Watering Needs Low
Growth Rate 2-3 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes
Flowering Time Spring to Early Summer
Origin Native to South America

Introducing the vibrant Costus Woodsonii, commonly known as the Red Button Ginger. This tropical perennial is renowned for its spiral stems and striking red cone-shaped inflorescences, making it a showstopper in any garden setting.

How to Grow

Red Button Ginger thrives in partial to full shade, flourishing in rich, well-draining soil. It's best suited for USDA zones 9-11. Regular watering is essential, especially during its growing season, but it's wise to allow the soil to dry slightly between watering sessions.

Care Tips

To maintain its vibrant foliage and flowers, position this plant in a location shielded from harsh afternoon sun. While it appreciates moisture, ensure it's not left in standing water to prevent root rot.


With its captivating appearance, Red Button Ginger serves as a brilliant ornamental piece. Its exotic blossoms can also be used in floral arrangements, adding a touch of the tropics to any bouquet.

Planting Tips

When planting, dig a hole twice the size of its root ball. Enrich the planting area with organic matter to boost soil nutrition. Once planted, water generously to help it settle in.


For a lush display, feed the plant with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer during its active growing months. Prune away any old or yellowing leaves to encourage fresh growth and maintain its aesthetic appeal.

Pests and Diseases

While generally pest-resistant, watch out for aphids and spider mites. A gentle spray of insecticidal soap can address these pests. Proper watering techniques and well-draining soil will stave off fungal diseases.



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