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Turmeric Plant

Curcuma longa

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Growing Zones: 4-6 patio / 7-11 outdoors
(hardy down to 10℉)

Growing Zones 7-11 outdoors
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

2-4 ft.

Mature Width:

2-4 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


1 ft.

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Botanical Name:

Curcuma longa

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The Miracle Spice

For years Turmeric has been cultivated as a food dye to give items like mustard their bright yellow hue, but it’s also been used in a variety of Indian dishes like curry to give it it’s signature yellow color and spicy zing.  For this reason Turmeric is often referred to as ‘Indian Curry’.

Turmeric has a sweet smell similar to lemon and ginger with a flavor that’s earthy and warm, followed by a peppery zest. It’s perfect for pairing with meats and adding into stir-fries. You can even wrap meats in the leaves and bake them for an even more unique flavor.

Best of all a little Turmeric spice is filled with tons of amazing health benefits. It’s filled with vitamins and nutrients like iron, potassium, manganese, A vitamins and B vitamins for energy and healthy skin. The nutrients also help boost the immune system.

The active ingredient, Curcumin in Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant that helps prevent wrinkles, lowers cholesterol and relieves pain. Add a dash of Turmeric to your meals or brew some in a cup of tea to relieve pains related to headaches and arthritis.

By growing Turmeric you’ll be growing a delicious spice, as well as your own all-natural, healthy and organic source of nutrients. As an added bonus Turmeric plants have a stunning tropical look, with large, lush green leaves. 

Your garden will be provided with a tropical accent, along with exotic beauty in the summer when large white flowers blossom.  The flowers pop against the Turmeric’s dark green leaves for a dazzling display of floral color.

The bright flowers capture the attention of spectators and serve as a reminder, that soon in the fall you will have savory Turmeric roots to harvest and enjoy.

You don’t need to live in a tropical area to grow Turmeric because it thrives in containers, both indoors and out. Bring your potted turmeric indoors for the winter and place it by a bright sunny window. When it warms up again place it outdoors for a beautiful deck, pool, or patio accent. 

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My tumeric plant was slow to get started but its taken off now. I'll bring it in this fall I am very satisfied
August 12, 2016
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Plant arrived in ok shape. Has grown new leaves, but not very healthy looking yet. Jury is still out on success of this plant.
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Turmeric Plant

Turmeric Plant Planting Diretions

Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) can grow up to 4 feet tall. You’ll enjoy it’s exotic yellow flowers while the rhizomes grow and multiply underground.


Turmeric is part of the ginger family and native to Southern Asia. It likes warm, humid temperatures. Turmeric can be grown in the ground in the deep south for USDA zones 7b-11. Northern gardeners will have to grow in pots then bring them indoors when the weather cools. .


It is best to allow turmeric to grow at least six months before attempting to harvest but for the best results, wait closer to 9-10 months time.


Turmeric leaves turn yellow and shrivel down in the fall and can stay this way as late as May. Don’t give up.  Your plant will look like it's dead or dying, but it’s really in a semi-dormant state and will continue to produce rhizomes under the dirt.


When the time is right, in spring, you’ll see, bright green foliage shooting out of the dirt very rapidly. Your leaves will look similar to banana leaves.


Planting Directions (in ground):


1) Select an area with filtered shade so, avoid full sun locations when outdoors. Afternoon shade is always recommended as sunlight is much more intense in the afternoon.


2) Prepare your soil for planting the turmeric rhizomes in a rich soil. You can mix in compost, cow manure or “Black Cow”, if available.  A little sand in the mixture helps drain out excess moisture.


3) Plant rhizomes in moistened soil about 8-10 inches apart and about 3 inches deep.


4) Avoid watering until you see the shoots appear..


5) Once the shoots start to show, be sure to monitor your soil moisture. Keep it consistently moist but, not to the point where the soil is saturated with water.


*Tip: You can easily begin your rhizomes in a pot to get them prepared for an approaching warm season in the garden!



Planting Directions (potted): This is a remarkably easy process!


1) Select a pot with good drainage holes that are at least 12x12 inches as turmeric is a large plant.


2) Use a good potting soil and plant the rhizome about 2-3 inches below the soil surface.


3) Water until potting soil is nicely moisturized but, not sludge-like.


4) Place your pot in a nice, sunny room. Turmeric can grow a bit large for a window! If your plant is in dormancy, you can keep it in a basement or garage.



Turmeric requires a regular, consistent watering regimen but, take care; overwatering can stunt and slow the growth. Whether it be potted or in your garden bed, only give the plant more water if the soil is slightly dry to the touch. Overwatering can lead to leaching of the nutrients out of the soil and can be identified by yellowing of the leaves along the edges. Use mulch when in the garden to cut back on competing weeds and grass.  An occasional misting of the plant is also recommended.




Turmeric should be fertilized using a balanced 10-10-10 formula bi-weekly. Liquid fertilizers such as Miracle Grow are an ideal form of fertilizing. When the plant begins to flower, do not worry about slowing your fertilizing. It will not inhibit your root harvest and the yellow flowers do not produce seeds. Potted turmeric can greatly benefit from weekly feedings of mild or diluted fertilizer.




Turmeric rhizomes are best harvested when they mature at about 9-10 months time. You can harvest the leaves and the stems but the true joy of the plant is in the rhizomes. The plant’s leaves will eventually dry out and start to turn yellow, strangely enough, this is the sign your rhizomes are ready to dig up. Cut your rhizomes away from the stems and rinse them off and they’re ready for use! You can repeat the whole growth process again by taking a healthy piece of the rhizomes and starting with a fresh soil location or a fresh pot of gardening soil. Keep your harvested roots in a cool, dry place.

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Paul f on Oct 30, 2016
Heard lots about it. I'm growing my own ginger already. This will be the perfect addition
Claudia L on Oct 16, 2016
Paul f on Oct 30, 2016
its medical plant
Daniel Y L on Oct 30, 2016
Heard lots about it. I'm growing my own ginger already. This will be the perfect addition
Claudia L on Oct 16, 2016
Nutritional value
Erlinda M on Oct 14, 2016
great plant... arrived yesterday in Texas... wonderful packing... cut it back, planted and it is ready to go in the spring thanks just ordered more plants...
Nancy C on Sep 30, 2016
used turmeric in cooking for many years (in indian food) would like to explore other ways to use the root
Stevie on Sep 29, 2016
I had ordered turmeric bulbs from another vendor and they failed to grow. I wanted turmeric and was delighted to find it on FastGrowingTrees. Their plants are superb!
Janyth P on Sep 13, 2016
Because I am of Indian descent and last night i couldn't find pure turmeric to purchase, so i figured I might as well buy the plant and grow it myself! Fingers crossed
amanda r on Sep 9, 2016
For my health
mary c on Sep 3, 2016
Have been using Cureamed for pain relief and want to grow our own and use the powder for a tea infusion.
Cynthia Campbell C on Aug 14, 2016
Health benefits and the joy of growing it myself.
Waltraud B on Aug 6, 2016
Turmeric has so many medicinal properties and can be used in a variety of meals. I would prefer to grow my own since I don't know how good the spice is in the store.
LILLI W on Jul 27, 2016
Turmeric is a SUPER food. I want to be able to always have it on hand. It goes very well on chicken and potatoes.
Ashley H on Jul 16, 2016
I used tumeric powder in my smoothies and I tried to find a tumeric plant here in Abilene but couldn't so I purchased this on to use in food,. I am really interested in growing more medicinal plants and plants for food consumption
Jean B on Jul 13, 2016
I had been taking Turmeric supplements and I just want to have the live plant and have it propagated, if possible. I know the anti-inflammatory qualities of Turmeric. My wife and I have experience relief first-hand.
REUBEN R on Jul 6, 2016
I use turmeric root in my juices and it can be difficult to get hold of so having my own source would be perfect.
Kate S on Jun 30, 2016
Health benefits and flowering plant
Susan K on Jun 25, 2016
Try grow it
Karen S on Apr 21, 2016
for its nutritional value to have fresh at home whenever needed
elizabeth c on Apr 1, 2016
its medical plant
Daniel Y L on Oct 30, 2016
Nutritional value
Erlinda M on Oct 14, 2016
when to turmeric ?
Bill B on Aug 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you are asking when to harvest your turmeric.. Well, you will be receiving a root, not a actual plant. My root has begun to grow but no where nearing harvest time. I would say about a year to harvest.
Will tumeric continue to grow year after year or do you need to purchase a new plant every year?
Millie L on Oct 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No you don't have to purchase a new plant. When you harvest the rhizomes take what you want to use and plant back pieces with 2 or 3 buds and plant them in nutrient rich organic well drained soil. Plant them in watered soil about 2 inches down with the buds facing up. Should sprout in about a month but don't over water or let it dry out

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