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Curcuma (White) - 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 (White)

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 Flower colours Bloom time Height Difficulty
Siam tulip, summer tulip White June to August Up to 2 feet 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 Soil Water Temperature Fertilizer
Full sun to part shade Moist, well-drained soil that has a lot of organic matter Medium 15 to 22 degrees C 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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Thursday, 17 August 2017
So beautiful plant.
Sanjay Choudhary
Friday, 30 June 2017
This plant look so beautiful.
Anoop Poonia
Tuesday, 27 December 2016
I love this plant, these is really easy to grow and care plant.
kalicharan chatterjee
Monday, 26 December 2016
Which other plant can be grown with this plant.
Sunday, 04 December 2016
Which season i grow the plant
Ratna Jyoti Das Kalita

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