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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About Curcuma

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.

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Common Name Siam tulip, summer tulip
Height Up to 2 feet
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time June to August
Difficulty Level Medium difficult to grow

Planting and care

  • 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

Curcuma 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
Watering Medium
Soil Moist, well-drained soil that has a lot of organic matter
Temperature 15 to 22 degrees C
Fertilizer Fertilize Curcuma during spring and summer with any general-purpose fertilizer.
Harvest Season June to August (Flower & Bulb)

Curcuma special feature

Foliage and flowers

Curcuma uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used as an ornamental plant

Frequently Asked Questions

How tall do curcuma grow?

On average curcuma grows Up to 2 feet

What color are curcuma ?

A curcuma plant bears flowers of color White

How hard is curcuma to grow?

A curcuma is Medium difficult to grow

How much sunlight does a curcuma need?

A curcuma prefers Full sun to part shade

How much water does a curcuma need?

A curcuma prefers watering Medium

What kind of soil does a curcuma need?

Moist, well-drained soil that has a lot of organic matter

What temperature does a curcuma like?

15 to 22 degrees C

How should I fertilize my curcuma ?

Fertilize Curcuma during spring and summer with any general-purpose fertilizer.


Wednesday, 22 January 2020


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

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

This plant loks soo cute.

Ashish Bhujbal

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