Kaempferia (Random Color) - Bulb

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Kaempferia plant blooms the fragrant flowers. Its flower emerges straight from the ground, even before the leaves appear.
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Description for Kaempferia (Random Color)

Kaempferia is a stemless plant producing a pseudostem with 2 to 4 erect leaves from an underground rhizome that has small tuberous roots. Flowering stems are produced from the rhizome when the leaves are not present. Flowers resemble small orchids or African violets but have just three petals.

Common name(s): Bhumi Champa, Indian Crocus, Peacock Ginger
Flower colours: Any color
Bloom time: Late Spring, Early Fall
Max reacahble height: Up to 50 cm
Difficulty to grow:: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Plant season is in monsoon or autumn season. Plant the bulb 3 inches deep and provide 3 to 4 inches of planting spacing. The pointy part should face up. Add some coarse sand or fine gravel to the soil to help improve the drainage.

Sunlight: Partial shade to full sun
Soil: Well-drained sandy loam
Water: Moderately
Temperature: 20 to 30 degree C
Fertilizer: Use any organic balanced fertilizer.

Caring for Kaempferia

  • Water a plant when the soil feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.
  • Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10am.
  • You should remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and throw in the garbage collector.
  • You should fertilize a plant mostly in the spring season, flower bud stage.
  • Mulch the potting mix with organic material.

Typical uses of Kaempferia

Special features: Fragrant flower

Ornamental use: This bulb plant is used as an ornamental purpose.

References

  • http://www.theplantlist.org/tpl1.1/record/kew-250834
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Bhumi%20Champa.html
  • http://www.tropicalbritain.co.uk/bulbs/kaempferia-rotunda.html

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