Curry Leaves, Kadi Patta, Murraya koenigii, Meetha Neem - Plant

Murraya koenigii is a most attractive, small evergreen tree with wonderfully sweet, curry-pungent foliage. Murraya koenigii well known for their aromatic and distinctive flavour and medicinal properties.

    What makes it special:
  • One of the most popular houseplant.
  • Highly valuable traditional medicinal plant.
  • Very low maintenance plant.
  • Can be grown in the pot.
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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 Specifications

Plant Height6 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


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Sunlight

  • 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.

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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.
    Watering moderately.
    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

    Ornamental Use:

    • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

    Medicinal Use:

    • 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

    Culinary Use:

    • used in cooking vegetables, great herb

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How grow curry leaf plant?

    Sunlight Keep the plant outdoor and make sure your plant is getting natural bright light (Morning sunlight for 3-4 hrs)or artificial bright light. Protect the plant from direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. Soil The soil should be well-drained and fertile rich in organic content. Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season feed the 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.

    How to grow curry leaf plant from cuttings?

    Take a piece of the stem from the tree that is about 3 inches (7.5 cm.) long and has several leaves. Remove the bottom 1 inch (2.5 cm.) of leaves. Immerse the bare stem into the soil medium and mist thoroughly. It will root in about three weeks if you keep it warm and moist. Growing curry leaves to produce a new plant is the easiest method of propagation.

    Is curry leaf tree fruit edible?

    The Curry leaf tree-ripe fruits are edible but not seeds.

    How to propagate curry leaf plant from stem?

    Take a piece of the stem from the tree that is about 3 inches (7.5 cm.) long and has several leaves. Remove the bottom 1 inch (2.5 cm.) of leaves. Immerse the bare stem into the soil medium and mist thoroughly. It will root in about three weeks if you keep it warm and moist. Growing curry leaves to produce a new plant is the easiest method of propagation.

    When to repot curry leaf plant?

    If the Curry leaf plant overgrows in the current pot and not growing well then early spring is the best time to transplant a curry leaf plant into a new container.

    Do curry leaf plants grow from seed?

    Yes, curry leaf plants grow from seed.

    Are curry leaf tree berries poisonous?

    The outer fleshy pulp is not poisonous, the seeds are poisonous.

    Where to plant curry leaf tree?

    You can plant a curry leaf tree outdoor where enough amount of natural bright light (morning sunlight 3-4 hrs.) is available.

    Where to plant curry leaf tree vastu?

    You can plant Curry leaf in the north direction of the house

    When to prune curry leaf plant?

    When plant overgrows and when plant growing only in one direction at that time before the start of growth season prune the Curry leaf plant.

    Are curry leaf plants deciduous?

    Yes, curry leaf plants are deciduous.

    Why my curry leaf plant dying?

    It is may be due to Insufficient light, less or overwatering . So make sure your plant is getting enough amount of bright sunlight, water it when the upper layer of the soil feels dry to touch. Check the moisture in the soil before watering it, Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water. Do not overwater the plant. This plant doesn’t like to sit in waterlogged soil, so drainage is important to prevent rot. Check the drainage hole to allow excess water to escape. Protect your plant from a cold climate by keeping it in a mildly warm and dry location. Feed it with any organic nitrogen-rich fertilizer once a month.

    Does curry leaf plant need full sun?

    Yes curry leaf plant needs at least 3-4 hours morning sunlight.

    When to bring curry leaf plant indoors?

    You can bring curry leaf plants indoor in winter conditions.

    Can curry leaf plant grow from stem?

    Yes, curry leaf plant Can grow from the stem

    Can curry leaf plant grow in pot?

    Yes, curry leaf plant Can grow in pot.

    How to prune curry leaf plant?

    Pinch off the growing tips of a newly planted curry plant several times in its first season to encourage bushier growth. Cut back the previous year's growth with hand pruners in early spring. Remove the stems to the lowest bud near the base of the plant in early spring as new growth begins. Neaten the foliage with hand pruners or shears in summer, as necessary. A row of curry plants can be shaped as a low-growing, formal hedge.

    How does curry leaf plant grow?

    Sunlight Keep the plant outdoor and make sure your plant is getting natural bright light (Morning sunlight for 3-4 hrs)or artificial bright light. Protect the plant from direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. Soil The soil should be well-drained and fertile rich in organic content. Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season feed the 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.

    Does curry leaf plant grow from cutting?

    Yes, curry leaf plants can grow from cuttings.

    Why is my curry leaf plant turning yellow?

    Curry leaf plant leaves turn yellow is because of moisture stress, which can be from either over-watering or under-watering. Plants that receive too little light will often start to yellow on the lower leaves. Plant leaves may also turn yellow if a plant is not receiving all of the nutrients it requires. This can be caused by too much calcium in the water if you are using hard water or by a nitrogen deficiency.

    When to fertilize curry leaf plant?

    Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing season feed the 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.

    What is curry leaf plant?

    The curry tree (Murraya koenigii) or curry leaf tree is a tropical to sub-tropical tree in the family Rutaceae, It has extremely aromatic leaves, which are used in making various curries all over India



    Reviews

    Saturday, 14 March 2020

    VERY nice im so Happy for this plant

    Parvati Gujju

    Tuesday, 03 March 2020

    Very happy with product. All the leaves were green and fresh. A very nice product in such a affordable price

    Shailaja

    Tuesday, 25 February 2020

    This plant is very easy to grow.

    Kalyan Chowdhury
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