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Chamaecostus Cuspidatus, Costus igneus, Insulin Plant

Product Contains

Sr No. Item name
1 Insulin Plant – Plant
2 Grow bag/ Plastic Pot

50 in stock

250.00 450.00

50 in stock

Estimated delivery date 2024/05/27
939.00 for 3 item(s)

Plant Specification

Common Name Insulin plant, Spiral flag, Yellow Ginger
Maximum Reachable Height 15-20 inches
Flower Colour Orange
Bloom Time Seasonal bloomer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow.

Caring of Insulin Plant


  • Keep the plant in partial sunlight area.
  • It needs sunshine but it also grows in slightly shady areas.
  • Also, keep the plant indoor condition where the 2 to 3 hours of sunlight is available, just avoid the darken area.


  • The soil should be well drained and fertile rich in organic content.


  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Irrigate thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

Application of Fertilizer

  • During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so that it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.


  • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days.
  • Then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.

Plant Protection

  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.
  • Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.

Special Feature of Insulin Plant

  • Control diabetes, and it is known that diabetic people eat one leaf daily to keep their blood glucose low.
  • Cultivated in India for its use in traditional medicine and elsewhere as an ornamental.

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Product Contains

Sr No. Item name
1 Insulin Plant – Plant
2 Grow bag (5″)

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