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PlantFiles: Lemon Ginger, Yellow Spiral Ginger
Monocostus uniflorus

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Family: Zingiberaceae
Genus: Monocostus (mon-oh-KOS-tus) (Info)
Species: uniflorus (yoo-nee-FLOR-us) (Info)

Category:
Perennials
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Blooms all year

Foliage:
Evergreen
Variegated
Silver/Gray
Blue-Green
Smooth-Textured
Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:
Flowers are fragrant
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
By dividing the rootball
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive amygirl On Jun 22, 2012, amygirl from Miami, FL wrote:

It is easily propagated by cuttings. Other gingers, such as Costus, can also be propagated by cuttings. Super easy and fast!

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Hollywood, Florida
Lutz, Florida
Melbourne, Florida
Miami, Florida
Denham Springs, Louisiana
Richmond, Texas



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