How to Grow a Siam Tulip-Curcuma alismatiffolia

Trying to find out what type of plant this is and how to take care of it. It reminds me of maybe being in the tulip family


Your plant is Curcuma alismatiffolia, common name is Siam tulip. This plant is a member of the ginger family and can often grow to over 2ft in height.

Keep the soil barely moist but never soggy. During the winter when it is not growing, water less but do not allow the soil to totally dry out.

Place in bright indirect light but then move the plant to a cooler area that gets less light during the winter when it is dormant.

Feed a Siam tulip monthly in the spring, summer, and early fall. This is a type of bulb plant so during the winter when it is resting it needs less water and no fertilizer. A Siam tulip usually loses its leaves during the winter, but they grow back in the spring. When the plant outgrows it’s pot, you can move it to the next size container or you can divide the bulbs to start new plants. Simply cut the rhizomes (bulbs) into 2″ pieces and plant them in small pots with holes in the bottom.