Planting Curcuma bulbs

Planting Curcuma bulbs

Planting curcuma bulbs left me with a feeling of, “I hope we did that right.”  Slightly unsure, but pretty excited about the results.  Curcuma are a beautiful group of flowering perennials for Florida, and as you can see here, the results are stunning.  I’ve seen these offered for sale as potted plants at several of our local box stores, but I hadn’t had the opportunity to see them in this form. Curcuma bulbs look a lot like little octopuses.  The top pointed part is the actual rhizome where new growth will emerge and the bulbous looking “tentacles” are modified roots for storage.  Each variety is a different size, but the overall appearance is the same.  The one shown here was nearly 5″ from top to bottom.  … Read Full Post
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