The aromatic leaves of this plant are used to flavor many Indian dishes much like bay leaves, especially in curries with fish or coconut milk. The original Indian word "Kari" refers to the sauce of these piquant dishes, hence the name curry leaf. Curry leaves are extensively used in Southern India and Sri Lanka, but are also of some importance in Northern India. Together with South Indian immigrants, curry leaves reached Malaysia, South Africa and Reunion island. An easy to raise plant, that needs full sun, grows to 1-3 feet in containers, minimum temperature 55 degrees, blooms in summer. Use any commercial soil mix that is peat or coir based. The soil should be allowed to thoroughly dry between waterings. The plant should be moved indoors during the winter months except in Southern Florida. Water sparingly during the winter months and do not fertilize during these months. SOLD OUT TILL SPRING 2017
Regular variety (fast growing, large long leaf) and
Shiny leaf variety (slower growing, round leaf,heavily fragrant)- also taller sizes are available for the shiny leaf variety. Also known as the Gamthi variety.
Sizes are measured from the base of the soil to the top of the plant.
Our plants are healthy at the time of shipping. If for some reason you feel that the plant is damaged during transit please send us a digital photo within 5 days of receipt for us to consider replacement. Due to strict customs regulations we cannot ship plants outside mainland USA.
SKU Number: 1501
P.O. Box 318