This tropical plant called costus really comes into its own during the wet season. I have often seen the most beautiful flowers and then taken a slip home, plunked it into the ground and then months later when the plant comes up I am not sure what kind of flower it will have. I am hoping this green leaved one will have a red flower, but cant really remember where I got the original plant from.
This variegated one I orginally started simply for the leaves and the lovely red stems.
The delicate petalled flowers are an added bonus. The flower head forms at the top of each stem.
Each individual "flower" only lasts a day or two.
such a lovely delicate flower.......so glad I planted these.