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Temperatures Costus speciosusPosizione ombreggiata
We suggest locating the vases in a pretty bright place, although avoiding direct sunlight, which could damage the foliage. These plants don't like the cold weather during this time of year. If the minimum night-time temperatures are very harsh it is best to cover the The Costus speciosus with non-woven fabric.These plants don't agree with direct solar rays, which could ruin their foliage; we therefore suggest to locate them in a partially shaded place.

Irrigation Costus speciosusTenere asciutto
It is advisable to water the plants avoiding to leave water in the saucer, because stagnant water often develops fungal diseases. We suggest watering the The Costus speciosus every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water , which means when the soil has been dry for days; if the season should be very hot and arid we can intensify the quantity of irrigations, although we must avoid leaving the substratum soaked with water.

Feed 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.

Irrigation Costus speciosusTenere asciutto
We suggest watering the The Costus speciosus every 1-2 weeks with 2-3 glasses of water , which means when the soil has been dry for days; if the season should be very hot and arid we can intensify the quantity of irrigations, although we must avoid leaving the substratum soaked with water. It is advisable to water the plants avoiding to leave water in the saucer, because stagnant water often develops fungal diseases.

Adversity 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.

Substrate 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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Cultivate - 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 continental mediterranean

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