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Curcuma (Any color) - Bulbs

Curcuma (Any color) - Bulbs
Despite its name, it is not related to the tulip, but to the various ginger species such as turmeric. It can grow as an indoor plant and is also sold as a cut flower.
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Description for Curcuma (Any color)

This product does not have the flowers at the time of shipping. Afterward, the plant will bloom and it could be of any colored flower.

Inflorescences, stems, and leaves of this plant resemble the flowers, stems, and leaves of tulips, hence the common name. The true flowers are seen only if they curl around the bracts edges. Each inflorescence appears atop a rigid, reed-like stem that grows to 2 inches tall from a clump of narrow, lance-shaped, dark green leaves.

Common name(s): Siam tulip, summer tulip
Flower colours: Varies
Bloom time: June to August
Max reacahble height: Up to 2 feet
Difficulty to grow:: Medium difficult to grow

Planting and care

Plant rhizomes in spring after last frost date in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Plant rhizomes outdoors in spring. Plant them at a depth of 4 inches. Plants may also be grown in containers that should be overwintered indoors in the pots in a cool dry location with minimal moisture.

Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: Moist, well-drained soil that has a lot of organic matter
Water: Medium
Temperature: 15 to 22 degrees C
Fertilizer: Fertilize Curcuma during spring and summer with any general-purpose fertilizer.

Caring for Curcuma

  • Provide regular moisture throughout the growing season and do not allow soils to dry out.
  • If your soil tends to dry out much, it's best to grow Curcuma in partial shade.
  • Stop watering once the foliage starts to go yellow.
  • Reduce watering in the winter.
  • Provide the filtered light and high humidity for houseplants.


June to August (Flower & Bulb)

Typical uses of Curcuma

Special features: Foliage and flowers

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: The plant is used as an ornamental plant.

Medicinal use: NA


  • http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-235187
  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=267342
  • https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/siam-tulip/growing-siam-tulips.htm
  • http://stokestropicals.plants.com/Curcuma-alismatifolia-Pink-Siam-Tulip-P78.aspx
  • http://www.costafarms.com/plants/curcuma

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5 / 5 Mona 10 March 2018
How to plant the bulbs in containers
4 / 5 Divya Bansal 06 August 2017
cute flowers in this plant.
4 / 5 Suratika Gautam 28 July 2017
Can this flower plant grown in pots?
5 / 5 Subhasis Khatua 02 June 2017
This plant look so beautiful.
5 / 5 Sanhita Yadav 27 May 2017
Can this flower plant grown in pots?

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