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Jewel of Thailand in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Curcuma petiolata syn. Curcuma cordata

 

Jewel of Thailand

Curcuma petiolata is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant for its beautiful flowers. It develops flowers that are cone-shaped, golden-yellow, pink, white or purple. Blooms early to mid-summer. Curcuma are beautiful tropical plants with unique, pine-cone-shaped flowers in glorious bright colours. There are about 100 species and they are tropical perennials, so if you give it the right care throughout the year, you can enjoy its beauty outdoors in your garden or inside your conservatory for many years. If you live in an warm winter area that doesn’t experience frost (or only very rarely), you can keep these beautiful plants outdoors all year, otherwise, you’ll need to bring your curcuma indoors to protect it from the chilly conditions.

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plant Features
  • Jewel of Thailand likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Jewel of Thailand likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Jewel of Thailand is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Jewel of Thailand likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

 
plant information

Common name

Jewel of Thailand

Latin name

Curcuma petiolata syn. Curcuma cordata

type

Tender perennial

family

Zingiberaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Jewel of Thailand likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Jewel of Thailand is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Jewel of Thailand likes moist and rich

    Moist and rich

  • Water

    Jewel of Thailand likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Jewel of Thailand is 0.50meters x 0.75meters 0.50 M 0.75 M

Curcuma petiolata syn. Curcuma cordata

Curcuma petiolata is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant for its beautiful flowers. It develops flowers that are cone-shaped, golden-yellow, pink, white or purple. Blooms early to mid-summer. Curcuma are beautiful tropical plants with unique, pine-cone-shaped flowers in glorious bright colours. There are about 100 species and they are tropical perennials, so if you give it the right care throughout the year, you can enjoy its beauty outdoors in your garden or inside your conservatory for many years. If you live in an warm winter area that doesn’t experience frost (or only very rarely), you can keep these beautiful plants outdoors all year, otherwise, you’ll need to bring your curcuma indoors to protect it from the chilly conditions.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Grow curcuma in sun or shade. In full sun, especially in hot climates, it's helpful to keep curcuma moist. If your soil tends to dry out much, it's best to grow curcuma in partial shade. It holds up to dry conditions fairly well when its grown in the shade. Curcuma prefers moist, well-drained soil that has a lot of organic matter, such as compost, in it. If your soil has a high sand or clay content, add organic matter before planting for optimal performance from your plant.

 
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