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Exposure Costus speciosusPosizione ombreggiata
We suggest locating the vases in a pretty bright place, although avoiding direct sunlight, which could damage the foliage. During this time of year we shouldn't worry about minimum temperatures, in fact the The Costus speciosus can bear temperatures a few degrees below zero.Plant which favours shady spots, avoid exposing it to direct sunrays, especially during the warmest hours of the day.

Watering Costus speciosusTenere asciutto
It is advisable to water the plants avoiding to leave water in the saucer, because stagnant water often develops fungal diseases. Letís avoid watering the The Costus speciosus excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water .

Fertilization Costus speciosus
During the spring letís regularly use a fertilizer rich with nitrogen and potassium to favour the development of the new vegetation; fertilization is done by adding fertilizer to the irrigating water, every 15-20 days.

Watering Costus speciosusTenere asciutto
Letís avoid watering the The Costus speciosus excessively, always leaving the soil dry for a few days between one watering and the other, therefore letís irrigate the substratum deeply every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water . It is advisable to water the plants avoiding to leave water in the saucer, because stagnant water often develops fungal diseases.

Treatments Costus speciosus
As the day-time temperatures rise at the beginning of the spring, it is agreeable to practice a preventive treatment, with a wide-range insecticide, which should be applied when there arenít flowerings in the garden. Before the buds become too large, it is advisable to also treat them with a wide-range fungicide, to prevent the development of fungal diseases which spread easily when there is an elevated environmental moisture.

Soil Costus speciosus
These plants favour soft and very well drained soils. We suggest, every 2-3 years to repot the plants, changing the soil.

Climate
peat
sand
Soil
Pumice
Bark
S. Organic
alpine
5
0
2
0
2
1
continental
4
0
2
0
2
1
mediterranean
3
0
2
0
2
1

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Notes - Costus speciosus

If desired, we can grow the The Costus speciosus in a container. The indications given in this article are related to a medium size plant.

This page concerns the weather continental it is possible to choose another climate area alpine mediterranean

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