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Costus 'Orange Princess'

29th October 2005

I bought this as a houseplant and wasn't expecting it to last, because I am hopeless with them. I have been surprised by its resilience, but I haven't managed to repeat the success with any of the other species (not that there are many available).

29th September 2006

14th September 2007

At the end of last year it looked like this, which I thought was going to be the start of its final decline.

7th November 2008

This year I stood it out in the greenhouse to get some light, and grew it under a propagator top to keep the humidity high, and it has grown like never before, but not flowered.