Plant care and instructions
At least five to six hours of morning sunlight a day is ideal. The soil should be well-drained and rich in organic content for growing the plant. Water the plant when the topsoil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch. Do not overwater the plant. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in the winter and rainy seasons. During the main growing season (August-December) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month. Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake nutrients and moisture easily. Remove dead, infected, or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants. For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil, or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment. Do not overwater the plant.
Light – Bright/Indirect Sunlight.
Place – Bright Indoors, Shaded outdoors
Water – Before watering check the moisture in the soil. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in the winter and rainy seasons.
Fertilizer – During the main growing season (August-December) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
Temperature – 18 to 29 degrees C
Costus igeus, commonly known as an insulin plant in India, belongs to the Costaceae family. It is believed that consumption of the leaves helps lower the blood glucose levels, and diabetics who consumed the leaves of this plant report a fall in their blood glucose levels.