09 October 2010


This is the Curcuma that I purchased during SGF 10. After googling it, I think it is known as the Curcuma 'Laddawan', a F1 hybrid between Curcuma cordata x Curcuma alismatifolia from Thailand.

Anyway, this post is about the pest found on this plant from the Zingiberaceae Family. Out of nowhere, the black aphids seem to gather like an army on the green leaves and pink bracts. Fortunately, they didn't seem to damage the plant at all. Luckily, this pest also did not spread to the other plants of mine and is confined only to the 2 Curcumas that I had.