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Curcuma (Pink) - Bulbs (set of 5)

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Description

To get a tropical look in a warm temperate garden, there is a short list of plants that fit the bill. One of my favorites is the little-known genus Curcuma which includes Curcuma longa the culinary spice turmeric.

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.

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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10-Nov-17

Common Name Siam tulip, summer tulip
Height Up to 2 feet
Flower Colour Pink
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

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Curcuma (Pink) - Bulbs (set of 5)