Curry Leaf Tree Gardening

Overview

The curry leaf (Murraya koenigii) is a small tree, only growing to 15 feet tall. Native to India, the leaves are used to season Indian cuisine. In the U.S., the curry leaf tree is sometimes grown in pots so that it can be brought indoors and protected from cold winter temperatures. The curry leaf tree is easy to care for when grown in the garden in its U.S. Department of Agriculture Hardiness Zones 9a to 11.

Step 1

Grow the curry leaf tree in full sun. The tree is not particular about soil and can be grown in poor soils.

Step 2

Water the curry leaf tree to keep the soil consistently moist at all times.

Step 3

Fertilize the curry leaf tree once a month during the growing season with 15-15-15 fertilizer, at the rate suggested on the package.

Step 4

Inspect the curry leaf tree periodically for signs of insect infestation. Generally resistant to pests, should you notice any bugs, take a sample to your county cooperative extension office for identification and suggestion on control methods that are effective in your region.

Things You'll Need

  • Fertilizer

References

  • Yale University: Chinese Mahogany, Curry Leaf Tree ?
  • Tradewinds Fruit: Curry Leaf
Keywords: curry leaf tree, grow curry leaves, curry leaf care

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Victoria Hunter has been a freelance writer since 2005, providing writing services to small businesses and large corporations worldwide. She writes for Ancestry.com, GardenGuides and ProFlowers, among others. Hunter holds a Bachelor of Arts in English.