Our Hilo Rainbow plants allow you to enjoy amazing tropical blooms in the first year or so. All the Costus Ginger we offer are vegetatively propagated from healthy flowering mother stock, grown right here in our nursery. This means, you receive an exact clone, true in form and bloom and won’t have to wait years to enjoy fresh tropical flowers, as is often the case with seed grown or tissue culture plants. Truly a better plant!
The growth rate of Hilo Rainbow will vary greatly depending on soil type, sunlight, temperature and other factors. A few leaves are often trimmed prior to shipping to reduce transpiration and travel stress.
When you receive your new Costus Ginger, there is no need to worry about planting right away. Your new plant can be stored for a while by simply placing it in a bucket with about a 1/2 inch of water in the bottom and moving it to a shady location, simply keep moist. This will give you plenty of time to select the ideal location for your new Costus Ginger.