Insulin Plant - Orange Flower

Regular price$89.00
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Insulin plant (Chamaecostus Cuspidatus) 

Another type of very rare Insulin Plant with orange colour flowers, with a darker shade of leaves and more compact plant. It is interesting to know that this plant does not contain insulin, nor does it create insulin in the body, but the natural chemicals present in this plant convert sugar into glycogen, which promotes the process of metabolism.

The Insulin plant is also used against ailments like cough, cold, skin infection, eye infection, lung diseases, asthma, uterine contraction, diarrhea, and constipation among others. The flower of this Insulin Plant is so unique and will surely turn your garden into something very tropical looking.

Very limited numbers of plants available. Suitable for pot/container growing or as indoor plant. Can be planted at anytime of the year. Please do your own research on this plants prior to purchasing if you have any concerns.

Plant Care

  • Soil: Prefers rich, well-draining soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH.
  • Watering: Keep soil consistently moist but ensure proper drainage to avoid waterlogging.
  • Temperature: Ideal temperature range is between 15°C and 25°C.
  • Light: Partial shade to full sun, with protection from intense midday sun.
  • Fertilising: Apply a balanced fertilizer every three months during the growing season.
  • Pruning: Minimal pruning needed, just to remove old or dying leaves.
  • Mulching: Mulch around the base to maintain soil moisture.
  • Pest Control: Generally pest-resistant; watch for common garden pests and treat as needed.
  • Flowering and Fruiting: Produces orange flowers that are visually striking.
  • Potting: Can be potted in medium-sized containers with good drainage.
  • Feeding Regime: Regular feeding with balanced NPK fertilizer 10-10-10 supports robust growth.

We ship our plants and garden supplies throughout New Zealand. Due to the increased costs of shipping and packaging, we now apply a minimal delivery charge. After offering free shipping for three consecutive years, we find it necessary to adjust this policy to align with current market conditions. However, we have lowered our prices to help offset this change.

Please note, we do not ship plants or garden supplies internationally from New Zealand. We do export plants and tissue culture materials from our overseas nursery, which requires a minimum order. Please contact us at to discuss your specific requirements.

Shipping (per plant)
Auckland & Northland: $20
Rest of North Island: $25
South Island: $35
Rural Address: Additional $5

Shipping Garden Supplies
Auckland & Northland: $10
Rest of North Island: $15
South Island: $20
Rural Address: Additional $5


  • Our plants are available for shipment throughout the year, depending on stock levels. Typical delivery times range from 5 to 7 business days, although they can take up to 10 business days depending on the destination.
  • We take extra care in packaging; most of our plants are secured in bespoke inserts and shipped in individual boxes to ensure they arrive undamaged.
  • Deliveries are scheduled once a week, typically on Monday. If you place your order over the weekend, we aim to dispatch your plants on the following Monday. This scheduling allows our team to prepare your order thoroughly and ensures the courier has sufficient time to deliver your plants safely, avoiding any unnecessary delays over the weekend.
  • All orders are shipped via courier track and trace service (not signature required)
  • We cannot deliver to PO Box addresses.
  • If you have a rural address, please contact us beforehand to discuss the best delivery options and avoid any potential issues.

Additional Delivery Information

  • We dispatch our plants year-round, as most are shipped with soil. During the winter months, we closely monitor weather conditions and may temporarily delay shipments if the weather is particularly severe. Our packing process includes adding insulation when necessary to protect the plants against temperature extremes.
  • In summer, we ensure that plants are thoroughly watered before they leave our nursery. Occasionally, we may need to ship plants bare-rooted, particularly when they cannot be comfortably re-potted into smaller packaging for shipping. We will always discuss this with you in advance if your plant needs to be shipped in this manner.
  • It's important to note that shipping can be a stressful experience for plants, often due to spending several days in a dark, confined space. While most plants withstand this with little to no stress, some may experience leaf drop. However, they generally recover quickly with some additional care, including proper watering and gradual reintroduction to light after arrival.

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Insulin Plant - Orange Flower

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Insulin plant

Beautiful plant, can't wait for it to flower.

Beautiful plant

Beautiful plant healthy as all the other we have purchased thank you 😊

Excellent service and great product

Plant arrived healthy and in good condition.

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