Curcuma Aurintiaca

dogboy7(Atlanta GA)March 5, 2006

Recently purchased bulbs (?) of this plant at a flower show from a QVC salesperson. I just opened the plastic bag that they came in, and instead of 6 separate bulbs, I found 10 marble sized bulbs attached together. When planting, do I detach or plant them all together?

Thanx in advance.

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lac1361(z9a Lake Charles, LA)


I would plant them as one. Separating them could stall blooms for a year. In my experience, the larger the root mass, the better chance for blooms.


    Bookmark   March 8, 2006 at 8:01AM
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Many curcumas have round storage tubers attached by "arms" to the main rhizome. These provide food for the plant, but do not have a growing point and will not produce a plant if broken off. I don't remember seeing these on C. aurantiaca, but I'd leave them attached anyway.

Here is a link that might be useful: Curcuma rhizomes

    Bookmark   April 14, 2006 at 10:40PM
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