A native of Costa Rica, this costus is a very popular cut flower which can last as long as a month on the plant. The large inflorescence is comprised of a series of hard red bracts similar to a pineapple top in shape with small bright yellow flowers peeking out. It can produce both basal and terminal inflorescence of 6″ to 12″ in length. can grow 7′ in medium sun and makes a handsome landscape or tub subject. Very tropical.