Curcuma (Mix) - Bulbs
Description for Curcuma (Mix)
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||Varies||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.
|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