The most interesting Curcuma for your kitchen garden.In Asia used as spice for cooking, medicine and dyes. The snow white white bracts hods the rather small flowers which has translucent petals and yellow lips. The bract inflorescence grown over 10 cm tall. The foliage is beautiful and grows over 1.5 feet tall. When the tubers are broken or cut it reveal the tumeric colour.
Mature flowering size rhizomes offered.
Prefers semi shady area. Use humus rich compost with equal quantity of horticultural sand mixed to make the compost well drained and light. Slow release fertilizers can be used. Lots of watering required during the flowering season. Makes beautiful pot plants. Can be grown outdoors too, but the dormant rhizomes needs to be lifted and stored indoors in cold climate.