In hardiness zones 8 and above Curcuma will be winter hardy and perennial returning for several years. Curcuma do go dormant in warm climates during the winter months, so don't be alarmed if they disappear for a few months.
Plant Curcuma in moist, well drained soil in soil high in organic matter. During the growing season once the Curcuma has emerged from dormancy be sure to provide plenty of water, as it needs about 1" of water per week to thrive. Curcuma thrive in warm climates and will bloom all summer! Can be grown in the ground in beds or borders, but also does very well in patio planters and containers.