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Curcuma longa

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Curcuma longa Turmeric,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Deciduous
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Herbs & Vegetables, Palms, Ferns & Tropical Clumping, Upright

Attractive tropical herbaceous perennial with large green leaves and an upright clumping habit. Beautiful white flower spikes appear during Summer. The rhizomes are also known as turmeric and are edible, the can be harvested 10 months after planting. Turmeric is used as a spice in indian cuisines or used in drinks for its health benefits.Great for tropical themed gardens. Edible Ginger root is great to use for Asian cuisines, deserts and beverages.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
60cm-1m <30cm

Position: Soil Type:
Any, Full Sun, Semi Shade, Shade Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Courtyard, Edible Garden, Mass Planting, Shady Garden, Tropical Garden, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods, Liquid feed, Mulch well

Family Name: Origin:
Zingiberaceae Asia

Foliage Colour: Green
Flower Colour: White
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Summer
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Medium / Moderate
Drought: Low
Frost: Tender
Wind: Medium / Moderate