This enchanting foliage plant has long curly graceful leaves with fine tiny hairs on the edges. Unique about this plant is its long main stalk that is colored with alternating sections of brown and light tan in a barber pole pattern. Its inflorescence is a long cylindrical, bright red bract with yellow flowers peeking out on at a time making it seem to look like a snakes tongue. Native to Costa Rica becoming endangered in the wild. Semi hardy. A rare find!
CO-07 Costus Stenophylus (Bamboo or Red Snake Ginger)