Curcuma (Bulbs)

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Curcuma (Bulbs)


Sunlight: Full Sun

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: medium

Temprature: 8 °F (20 °C)

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer


  • Prophylls is about 1.
  • 5 mm long, appressed, at middle of pedicel or the base of flower.
  • Sepals are obovate, outer 6-7 mm long, inner 9-10 mm long, Petals are 8-9 mm long, broadly elliptic, notched and somewhat pointed at the tip.


  • Detailed information and tips on growing organic turmeric root in containers at home garden including fertilization and pests and diseases are described below.
  • Although it is a tropical plant that thrives on heat and moisture, it can be grown in temperate areas in summer.
  • I am growing turmeric in Sydney, Australia in pots, the plants look great with its stripy long leaves year round, except in winter when the leaves become yellow.

Special Feature:
Growing turmeric organically in pots at home garden is not difficult if you follow the tips and turmeric growing information given below.

Medicinal use:

  • Scentless Turmeric is used by the tribals as a hair tonic and for cure of wounds.

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Turmeric or tumeric /ˈtərmərɪk/ or /ˈtjuːmərɪk/ or /ˈtuːmərɪk/ is a rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plant of the ginger family, Zingiberaceae

Common name: Curcuma
Color: pale yellow
Bloom time: May-June.
Height: 4 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Chitra is an evergreen shrub found commonly in the Himalayas. It grows up to 3-4 m tall, almost deciduous. Stem and shoots are round, dark reddish-brown, finely velvety to hairless. Internodes are 2.5-5 cm long, spines 3-fid, 1-2 cm long. Leaves are obovate to elliptic, 2-6 cm long, 1.5-2.5 cm broad, dull to pale green, nearly stalkless, finely net-veined. Leaves usually have 3-9 spines on the margin, but sometimes almost entire.

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