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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
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Mature Height:

2-4 ft.

Mature Width:

2-4 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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Turmeric Plant
Received great looking turmeric plant .

Looked real good.
I potted it and within a week had new growth sprouting.
October 3, 2018
3 months ago
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Just begining
So far so good. Growing beautifully. Looking forward to flowers, then harvest. Haven't gotten there yet, which is way only a 3 star now.
August 21, 2018
4 months ago
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It's mid-November and its still big and thriving
In SW Georgia, we haven't had a freeze yet, but I feel fairly confident that this plant will come back in the spring. My only disappointment is it didn't flower this year. But, like many plants, it may need a year or two to fully develop its roots. I'll be patient.
November 15, 2017
1 year ago
The most health and vibrant plants I have ever received in the mail.
They look great in my vegetable garden.
Thank you.
October 20, 2017
1 year ago
Worried at First
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
over 2 years ago
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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.
July 22, 2016
over 2 years ago
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Planting & Care

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

Turmeric Plant Planting Diretions

Turmeric (Curcuma Longa) is a lovely perennial with beautiful green leaves that can grow up to 2 feet long and produce yellow flowers that can be enjoyed while the rhizomes grow and multiply underground. The plant, which is considered a spice, is part of the ginger family and is native to Southern Asia. It can be planted outdoors in warmer growing zones and kept in a pot if the location becomes cooler in the Fall and Winter seasons. 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. People hear the name “turmeric” and they think “spices” but it has been widely used for multiple applications such as Asian medicines. It has also been used as a yellow dye dating back to early 600 B.C.

Choosing a location: Turmeric likes filtered shade so, avoid any full sun locations. Afternoon shade is always recommended as sunlight is much more intense in the afternoon. If there is a spot on your property that has soil that is always moist (never saturated), then the spice will thrive in this location. It enjoys moisture at all times.

Planting Directions (in ground):
1) Prepare your soil for planting the turmeric rhizomes by mixing in cow manure, compost, sand (if the soil retains extra moisture from lack of drainage) and some all purpose fertilizer.
2) Plant rhizomes in moistened soil about 8-10 inches apart and about 3 inches deep.
3) Avoid watering until you see the shoots appear in around 3-6 weeks.
4) 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 14x14 inches as turmeric is not a very “tiny” 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!

Watering: 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.

Fertilizing: 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.

Harvesting: 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.

Turning Rhizome to spice: This is an easy recipe to make your turmeric into the wonderful spice you’d come to see in your supermarket! Just boil the turmeric root for 45 minutes and let dry for precisely one week. Be sure to wear gloves and something to protect your clothes when handling/peeling as the bright yellow peel will easily leave a dye stain on skin for days and permanently on clothing. Using a grater; grind the rhizome into that wonderful spice so commonly used in so many recipes!

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I am interested in growing and processing my own medicinal and culinary plants. This one is both. :-)
Pamela P on Oct 20, 2018
I heard a lot about his uses for Humans and animals.
Leonardo M on Aug 22, 2018
I am interested in growing and processing my own medicinal and culinary plants. This one is both. :-)
Pamela P on Oct 20, 2018
My daughter is a chef and uses turmeric a lot, when I asked her about growing it she said, "YESSS!" I'm the gardener and she is the cook.
Susan R on Sep 1, 2018
I heard a lot about his uses for Humans and animals.
Leonardo M on Aug 22, 2018
Health and wellness
CJ C on Nov 25, 2017
Health benefits...
Christina C on Nov 15, 2017
Love and want to ensure and endless supply.
Karon M on Nov 11, 2017
I use this for a turmeric tea for health purposes and its hard to get a the local stores so I wanted to grow my own.
Darla L on Oct 31, 2017
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
My daughter is a chef and uses turmeric a lot, when I asked her about growing it she said, "YESSS!" I'm the gardener and she is the cook.
Susan R on Sep 1, 2018
Health and wellness
CJ C on Nov 25, 2017
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
when to turmeric ?
Bill B on Aug 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: To my best knowledge it's when the leaves and flowers if you have any dry up. Then you can harvest it and save part of the rhizome to plant again

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