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Insulin Plant

(4 customer reviews)


Insulin plant is the perennial herbaceous plant with broad leaves and beautiful flowers. This plant is categorized under herbal, ornamental & flower plants.

  • COMMON NAME: Insulin
  • SCIENTIFIC NAME: Chamaecostus cuspidatus
  • FAMILY: Costaceae
  • SOIL: Grows in any type of soil with good drainage with organic potting mix.
  • PLANT TYPE: Ornamental
  • ORIGIN: Eastern Brazil

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About Insulin Plant

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Insulin plant, also known by its scientific name Chamaecostus Cuspidatus, can give several names, including Insulin plant, Step ladder, and Spiral flag. The  plant is native to South and Central America and belongs to the Costaceae family and the genus Costus. Best online plant nursery.Best online plant nursery. Costus is the biggest in the family, with approximately 150 species found mainly in tropical regions. Despite its natural origins in the Americas, this plant can find in abundance in the gardens of Southern India, earning it the moniker “Insulin Plant.”


  • It is extensively may plant as an attractive plant in gardens and grows wild in many areas in South India.
  • It may know that diabetic patients consume one leaf every day to maintain their blood glucose low, and it’s can use to manage diabetes in India.
  • The plant leaves can one of the plants utilized by the tribal inhabitants of the Kolli Hills in Namakkal district, Tamilnadu, to cure diabetes effectively.
  • The aerial portion of the insulin plant can use as an infusion to treat renal problems in Mexican traditional medicine.


  • Cover the Spiral Flag with wood chips or other organic mulch to keep it warm in the winter.
  • Keep an eye on the finer details, such as the mulch not touching the plant stem.
  • During the winter, you should avoid overwatering the plant.
  • Temperatures between 35 and 45 degrees are ideal for the plant to bloom. We are providing the best online nursery plants.

4 reviews for Insulin Plant


    Received healthy plants

  2. vikraman

    My garden looks beautiful.Thank you Santhi online plants.

  3. Gopi

    Insulin plant I received is very good & healthy

  4. R Bhowmick

    I got a very healthy plant. Thank you 🙂

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