curcuma does it bloom each year - Knowledgebase Question

carlsbad, Ca
Question by Nedra777
January 8, 2010
I bought three and they did very well and had lots of flowers but they all died off are they a bulb and will they come back should i get new ones

Answer from NGA
January 8, 2010


Curcuma grows from rhizomes and in the fall the plants go dormant. When all the leaves die off just clip them off at soil level. In the spring they will resprout and will bloom in the summer. You can prune off the flowers when they are spent, but leave the foliage alone until it dies back on its own. At that time you can cut it off at ground level and allow the rhizomes to rest until the following spring. Hope this answers your question!

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