Curcuma (Siam Tulips)
Curcuma, (otherwise known as Siam Tulips), is a genus of the Zingiberaceae family and is native to Thailand and Cambodia. Curcuma is a tropical plant, and despite its common name, is not related to the tulip.
Curcuma is closely related to different ginger varieties including turmeric. Curcuma is a beautiful indoor plant and is also sold as a cut flower.
In the wholesale flower markets curcuma is sold in wraps of 10 or 20 stems and is usually no taller than 70/80cm in height. Because Curcuma is a tropical flower it does not like the cold, so make sure you keep them warm like any other tropical flowers.
Because curcuma like warmth, they make a perfect flower for long lasting floral displays in the summer months. Why not try them in your wedding flowers?
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To get the best from your wholesale cut curcuma please read the care instructions below carefully:
- Cut the stems at a 45 degree angle with a sharp knife.
- Fill sterilised buckets with luke warm water and add flower food.
- Place the curcuma in the buckets.
- Leave over night to condition before using.
Never leave cut flowers in direct sun light, near a radiator, in a draft or near fruit. (The gas used to ripen fruit will harm most flowers). Keep the curcumas in a warm place and always keep out of the way of children.