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Q.How Do I Take Care Of Siam Tulips?

Zone Deltona, Fl | Bsmith2455 added on July 1, 2023 | Answered

A friend gave me this plant and she told me so much that I can’t remember it all. How much and when do I water and fertilise it, do I put it in the shade or Sun also do I put it indoors or outdoors?

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Answered on July 3, 2023

Sure! I can give a few tips, and provide an article that will give more information. Be advised that this plant can carry some difficulty when cultivating.

Siam Tulips, also known as Curcuma alismatifolia, are tropical plants native to Thailand. Here are some care tips for Siam Tulips:

They prefer bright, indirect light. Place them in a location where they can receive filtered sunlight for a few hours each day.

Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the plant when the top inch of soil feels dry. Ensure good drainage to prevent root rot. Use well-draining soil that retains moisture. A mix of potting soil, perlite, and peat moss works well for them. Siam Tulips prefer high humidity levels. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a tray filled with water and pebbles or using a humidifier.

Feed the plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Follow the instructions on the fertilizer package for proper dosage.

Remove any dead or yellowing leaves to maintain the plant's appearance. After the blooming period, you can cut back the spent flowers and stems.

Siam Tulips may go dormant during the winter months. Reduce watering and allow the plant to rest. New growth should emerge in the following spring.


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