Curcuma caesia sp. Black Turmeric or Kali Haldi


Black Turmeric has a Bluish rhizome.

This ginger has a deep violet-red patch that runs through the length of the leaves. The flowering bracts are green with the petals deep pink to red.

Amazing tropical look garden plant. Produces stunning flowers the bees just can't resist.

Deciduous (dormant in winter)

Quite cold tolerant. Grows well in most parts of Australia

Suited to Moist well-drained soil, rich in organic matter

Growing in Pots -

For growing turmeric in pots, choose a large pot as this amazing herb can easily exceed the height of 1 m. The pot should be at least 12 inches deep and 12-18 inches wide so that the plant can spread its tubers freely. Plant 1 or 2 rhizomes in such a pot.

The turmeric plant takes 8 to 10 months to mature. Harvesting is done once the leaves become yellow and the stem starts to dry. Harvesting turmeric is not difficult, simply dig up the plant entirely, including the roots. 
Cut the required amount and then replant the remaining part again to get a new plant growing. 


The rhizome is bitter and is used for medicinal purposes and in many dishes.

Please do your research for the preparation of this plant.

Black turmeric contains the highest concentrations of curcumin of any plant species. It is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

The root has been used medicinally for centuries to treat arthritis, asthma, and epilepsy. Black turmeric root is crushed and can be applied to bruises and sprains to ease discomfort or applied to the forehead to help relieve symptoms of migraines.


Likes well-draining soil and a sunny position in the garden. 

Keep dry in winter.

Plant Sizes: 70mm pot


All items are posted on a Monday Express post, with Australia Post. If Monday is a public holiday they will be sent the Tuesday or the following Monday depending on the destination. We aim to deliver healthy and happy plants :)

In winter you will receive rhizomes only as most rhizomes’ foliage dies back in the colder month and when the weather warms up it produces new growth, In Summer leaves may be trimmed if the plant is too big for the box.

Leaves may wilt but these plants grow from the root and this will not affect future growth.

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