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Curcuma petiolata

Pronunciation: KER-koo-muh pet-ee-oh-LAH-tuh
SKU #31002
8-11

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OVERVIEW
Description A beautiful and exotic tropical plant native to Malaysia. In late spring, yellow flowers emerge, surrounded by pink bracts that hide among the lush fan-shaped leaves. Thrives in hot summers with high humidity. Ideal for a brightly shaded tropical border where it will gently clump by rhizomes. Stunning in summer patio containers, or as a houseplant.
Light Filtered sun, Partial shade
Watering Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Blooms Late Spring and Early Summer
Mature Size Slowly forms foliage clumps 2 to 3 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Herbaceous
Special Features Easy Care
Growth Rate Slow
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Flower Color Pink
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Fuchsia (Fuchsia); Hosta (Hosta); Azalea (Azalea); Ligularia (Ligularia); Bleeding Heart (Dicentra)
CARE
Care Provide organically rich, slightly acidic, well-drained soil. Water abundantly to keep soil evenly moist during growing season. In cold winter zones, bring containers indoors to overwinter before first frost, or dig rhizomes, remove top growth and store in a cool dry location; keep slightly moist through winter. Return outdoors or replant in spring.
HISTORY
Lore Curcuma petiolata, also commonly known as queen lily, is a much more ornamental species than its close relative Curcuma longa, which is better known as turmeric. Derived from the plant's rhizomes, turmeric is the main ingredient in curry powder, and more recently touted for its powerful anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits. However, the rhizomes of Curcuma petiolata are not know to be edible.

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