Turmeric

The plant of which rhizomes are used to produce the turmeric powder.
Common name : Turmeric
Scientific name : Curcuma spp.
Family : Zingiberaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Sun loving
Sun loving
Curcuma is a genus of about 100 accepted species in the family Zingiberaceae tincluding species as turmeric and Siam Tulip. They are native to Southeast Asia. Curcuma longa - the turmeric - is a perennial herbaceous plant growing up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) tall, with branched, yellow to orange, cylindrical, aromatic rhizomes, alternate leaves arranged in two rows, and surprising flowers.

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Caracteristics

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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 8a
Height 60 - 100
pH 6 - 8

Plant my turmeric

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my turmeric

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

Shelter my turmeric

You have to shelter or protect this plant for the winter season.

Put outside my turmeric

Take your potted plant out right after the last frosts.

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