The Curcuma is also known as the Siamese Tulip, the Java Tulip and Siamese Ginger, and its rhizomes are dried and ground to make the spice Tumeric.
It prefers a light, sunny location on a window sill where it will get the morning sun, but will be in dappled shade the rest of the day. Water the soil regularly to keep it moist and give it a mist to replicate it natural tropical climate.
For every Curcuma plant this grower sells, he contributes an amount to the Stichting Nationaal Fonds tegen Kanker. This Dutch foundation is committed to fighting cancer stimulates and makes a major financial contribution to such projects as research conducted at the Academic Medical Center affiliated with the University of Amsterdam. This means that you are enabling and funding this research!