Turmeric is a perennial tropical plant belonging to the ginger family, famous for its orange-yellow rhizome used both as a culinary spice and for its medicinal properties.

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Distinctive Features

  • Leaves: Large, green, and glossy, can grow up to a meter long.
  • Flowers: White or pink trumpet-shaped flowers emerging from a central bract in summer.
  • Rhizome: The underground part of the plant, known for its orange-yellow color and culinary and medicinal use.

Growth Conditions

  • Light: Prefers indirect or partial light.
  • Soil: Rich, moist but well-drained soil.
  • Watering: Regular watering to keep the soil consistently moist.


  • Fertilization: Fertilize with a potassium-rich fertilizer during the growing season.
  • Harvest: The rhizome can be harvested after 8 to 10 months of growth.


The turmeric rhizome is used to produce turmeric powder, a key ingredient in many Asian dishes. It's also used in traditional medicine for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

In horticulture, Turmeric is valued for its ornamental appeal, thanks to its beautiful flowers and lush foliage.

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