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Curcuma 'Emerald Chocozebra'


Family Name
Genus Epithet
Infraspecific Epithet
Name Status (botanical)

Classifications and Characteristics

Plant Growth Form Herbaceous Plant


Native Distribution Of horticultural origin -  hybrid developed in Thailand and originally circulated under the trade name of Curcuma 'DT 585'  
Preferred Climate Zone Tropical, Sub-Tropical / Monsoonal

Description and Ethnobotany

Growth Form Rhizomatous herb to 40cm tall 
Flowers Inflorescence (scape + bracts) to 20-30cm tall. Bracts of inflorescence pale - dull lime green, abaxial surface (outer surface) flushed with reddish brown markings towards to lower two-thirds, adadxial surface (inner surface) white on lower two thirds. Flowers pale lavender.

Landscaping Features

Desirable Plant Features Ornamental Flowers
Landscape Uses Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting

Fauna, Pollination and Dispersal

Pollination Method(s) Biotic (Fauna)

Plant Care and Propagation

Light Preference Semi-Shade, Full Sun, [Remarks] (Plants grown under local conditions tend to do best when exposed to morning sun, and with the rest of the day under very brightly shaded conditions. in climates with cooler ambient temperatures, plants can be grown under full sun without much trouble as long as they are supplied with ample amounts of water. )
Water Preference Lots of Water, Moderate Water, Occasional Misting, [Remarks] (Plants should be given ample watering when actively growing. Once the plant has completed flowering and the leaves start to turn yellow and wither, watering should also be gradually reduced so as to allow the plant to enter dormancy. Watering can be resumed when the rhizomes start to sprout again. )
Rootzone Tolerance Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
Fertilizing Dilute liquid fertilizer should be applied regularly when the plant is actively growing, i.e putting forth leaves and flowers. Fertilizers should be withheld once the plant shows signs of entering dormancy. 
Pest(s) Chewing Insects, Sucking Insects
Propagation Method Storage Organ (Rhizome)


Foliage Retention Deciduous
Mature Foliage Colour(s) Green

Floral (Angiosperm)

Flower Colour(s) Brown, Green - Light Green, Purple, White
Flower Texture(s) Waxy, Thin
Flower Grouping Cluster / Inflorescence

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Master ID 31611
Species ID 6010
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Species record last updated on: 03 June 2021.