With its sturdy, long flower stems and extravagant flowers, Siam Curcuma is a welcome houseplant every spring from April onwards, giving your interior that delicious 'tropical touch' in no time.
Curcuma to colour
Celebrate spring and summer with curcuma in your home or garden. The plants give that wonderful feeling of spring and colour from the moment they are established! Siam Curcuma is the handsome sister of the spice Curcuma, which is widely used in Asian cuisine. Curcuma originates from Asia.
Originally, Siam Curcuma comes from India, Malaysia and Thailand where this beautiful plant is also called the Siamese or Thai Tulip. Curcuma belongs to the Zingiberace family, which also includes the ginger plant. The most common varieties are Curcuma alismatifolia, Curcuma domestica and Curcuma longa. Curcuma has been cultivated for more than 5,000 years.
In the Far East, Curcuma has had a strong reputation for centuries. It plays an important role in Ancient Indian [Ayurvedic] medicine and herbalism and, with its slender yet powerful appearance, makes people feel comfortable.
Siam Curcuma is not suitable for consumption. Specially grown varieties are used for cooking with Curcuma.
Frequently asked questions
The roots of Siam Curcuma are not suitable for consumption. For this, use the spice you can buy at the supermarket: Curcuma.
Siam Curcuma is a seasonal plant, and therefore readily available from April to September at various plant sales points in Europe.
You can find Siam Curcuma at various plant sales points physically and online such as, for example, at www.plantsome.nl