Other Names: Sugar Plant/Spiral Plant

Botanical Name: Costus Pictus

Family: Costaceae

Native: Brazil


A lush, glossy-leafed bush that is well suited to Mumbai's conditions. Container friendly. Needs deep watering, well-drained soil and is suitable for semi-shade as well as full sun growing. If growing indoors, ensure at least four hours of direct sunlight and plant in a broad and deep pot to allow space for its rhizomes and sucker plants to develop. Grows quickly. Has medicinal properties and also works well as an ornamental.


*Can be grown alongside other plants but a separate container is recommended.

**Sold in a small plastic container for transplantation to a bigger container/in-ground for better growth.

***All our plants are organically grown without the use of any chemical fertilizers, fungicides or pesticides.