Turmeric is not a low maintenance plant but mostly it needs less maintenance in temperate areas. In tropical areas, it needs a bit of maintenance.
It grows well in summer and warmth is needed for the growth of the plant and rhizomes. Watering should normal and over logging should be prevented.
It can be planted in loamy fertile soil by mixing cow manure, compost, river sand and some liquid fertilizer.
It may be grown indoors or outdoors and it can provide a good amount of rhizomes for cultivation.
Watering the plant can be quite a hard task as it should not be over watered or let it dry. Watering should be carefully done.
Making the soil dry may burn the edges of the leaves and make it yellow and over watering the plant may make it rot the rhizomes and lower the yield.
The plant needs a lot of light and should be kept in a place where it can get direct sunlight or at least shades of light.
Lowering the light may lower the yield and makes the plant unwell and it disrupts the growth of the plant and the rhizome.
Flowering is no big deal in this plant as it will not lead to seeds or it does not look pretty when compared with other plants.
It flowers when the rhizome is ready for cultivation. Do not leave the plant in frost as it will die due to cold. It should not be left in cold areas where it might die of cold.
It grows to a maximum of 2 meters in height. It is a very small plant, it can be easily grown in indoors.
After a particular size, it just dries and this is the time for cultivating the rhizomes and planting the next root.
As usual Liquid fertilizer is used for the better growth of the plant and during growing season it needs to be fertilized three weeks alternatively for better growth.
Do not over water the plant and at the same time do not make the soil dry as it will also ruin the plant.
Do not let the plant freeze as it will not withstand low temperature below 18o Celsius.
It can be used for medicinal purposes for making medicines and also as a home remedial agent.
It is used for culinary purposes.
It is also used as an important ingredient in cosmetics.