About Curry Leaves
The Curry plant is native to the Indian subcontinent, and can be found growing wild throughout the country and temperate climates and has compound leaves areas where it can grow up to 5 - 6 meters high. Its green elongated leaves are glossy, aromatic and beautiful.
The plant produces white fragrant flowers (terminal cymes) which can self-pollinate to produce small shiny-black drupes containing a single, large viable seed, the leaves are highly aromatic when rubbed or bruised. They are best used fresh in cooking (dried leaves may be used but have significantly diminished flavor).
|Plant Height||6 inch (15 cm)|
|Plant Spread ||5 inch (13 cm)|
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Curry Leaves, Kadi Patta, Meetha Neem, Murraya koenigii|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||2.00 to 6.00 Metres |
|Flower Colour ||White|
|Bloom Time ||February-April|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy to grow |
Planting and care
Keep the plant outdoor with bright natural light. Initially (Seedling stage) protect the curry plant from direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. Soil The soil should be well drained and fertile for growing Curry plant. Watering Water the plant when the topsoil (1-2 inch) in pot feels dry to touch. Do not overwater the plant. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season feed the curry plant with organic fertilizer once a month. Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily. Re-potting When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer. Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition. For re-potting procedure click here
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Plant Protection Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants. For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment. Don'ts Do not overwater the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
Curry Leaves care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location: Check the moisture in the soil before watering it. Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Keep the plant in Natural direct or indirect bright Light. Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it. Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
|Sunlight ||Nutrient rich well drained fertile soil.|
|Soil ||well-draining and nutrient rich soil|
|Temperature ||20 - 35 degrees celsius.|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Curry Leaves special feature
Interesting house plant, the leaflets of which can be snipped for cooking.
Curry Leaves uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose
- Curry leaves are said to have alkaloids that help heal wounds that are not too deep
- Curry leaves help increase digestive secretions
- The extract from the curry leaves have an active constituent which is anti-diabetic
- Curry leaves have properties that can help in lowering ones blood cholesterol levels
- Note: The following information is general guidelines
- Be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines
- used in cooking vegetables, great herb
Frequently Asked Questions
What is another name for a Curry Leaves?
Curry Leaves is commonly known as Curry Leaves, Kadi Patta, Meetha Neem, Murraya koenigii
How tall do Curry Leaves grow?
On average Curry Leaves grows 2.00 to 6.00 Metres
What color are Curry Leaves?
A Curry Leaves plant bears flowers of color White
When Curry Leaves blooms?
With enough light, Curry Leaves may produce White flowers in February-April
How hard is Curry Leaves to grow?
A Curry Leaves is Easy to grow
How much sunlight does a Curry Leaves need?
A Curry Leaves prefers Nutrient rich well drained fertile soil.
How much water does a Curry Leaves need?
A Curry Leaves prefers watering moderately.
What kind of soil does a Curry Leaves need?
A Curry Leaves prefers well-draining and nutrient rich soil
What temperature does a Curry Leaves like?
A Curry Leaves prefers 20 - 35 degrees celsius.
How often should I fertilize my Curry Leaves?
To encourage Curry Leaves growth, Apply any organic fertilizer
Saturday, 14 March 2020
VERY nice im so Happy for this plant
Tuesday, 03 March 2020
Very happy with product. All the leaves were green and fresh. A very nice product in such a affordable price
Tuesday, 25 February 2020
This plant is very easy to grow.
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