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Asked by
josephlee on
August 27, 2013

Q. How to Cultivating Siam-Curcuma

Recently a friend of mine gave a Siam-Curcuma to me as a gift, it looks so beautiful. I would like to know whether I can keep plant growing long in Alberta (Canada) with the temperature during summer months sometimes going up to 30C or more, while in winter time goes down to -30C with winds. In this type of temperature, can the Siam Curcuma take it or not?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 27, 2013
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In your area, it would likely be better to grow this plant in a container and treated as a houseplant, allowing it to spend spring/summer outdoors and bringing it back inside prior to cooler weather. Here is more information on growing these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/siam-tulip/growing-siam-tulips.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
March 16, 2014

Q. Siam Tulips

I planted Siam tulips last spring. I cut them down to ground level in early winter. What approximate date would I expect them to start to emerge this spring? I was hoping to see them start to come up by now. Thank you.

Answered by
Nikki on
March 16, 2014
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I would give them a little bit longer. You should see growth by mid April.

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Asked by
btsldlc on
April 7, 2015
9a Homosassa, fl.

Q. curcuma…ginger lily

My ginger lily bloomed beautifully last year in my sunroom. It died back in the winter. When can I expect it to start growing again? So far nothing is happening.

Answered by
shelley on
April 7, 2015
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According to my research, the curcuma ginger lily comes back to life in late spring.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
September 2, 2015

Q. Curcuma

I just came into possession of 4 pots of Curcuma. What are the planting requirements to keep them in good health and blooming? Thank you.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
September 3, 2015
Certified Expert
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This really depends on the type you have as there are a number of curcuma varieties, which can include Siam tulips (Curcuma alismatifolia), hidden ginger (Curcuma petiolata), turmeric (Curcuma longa),etc. For generalized care, this article should help:https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/ginger/ginger-plant-division.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/siam-tulip/growing-siam-tulips.htm

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Asked by
jd.malloy on
July 27, 2016
near Chiucago

Q. Siam Tulip

When one of the flower dies, do you just cut off the blossom and the stem?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 28, 2016
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Asked by
Anonymous on
October 4, 2019

Q. problem with my Curcuma torch plant

I bought a curcuma plant and put it in a large container. The first week it was in the sun about a half day, the leaves curled up and started to turn brown. I then moved it to a more shady area, but the problem is the same. I thought it was getting too much water, so I just have been watering about twice a week. We have had this plant for three weeks, at this point I don’t know what to do!

Sincerely,

Dee Baird

Answered by
blend on
October 4, 2019
A.

I just started growing curcurma longa (for the turmeric root), and have heard that its leaves will turn brown in die back in the fall. It's part of the natural growth cycle. Maybe that's what is happening to yours. It can overwinter in a warm place and should come back in the Spring.

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