Curry Leaves Plant
Curry tree is grown in tropical to subtropical to Mediterranean and temperate climates and has compound leaves areas where it can grow up to 5 – 6 metres high. Its green elongated leaves are glossy, aromatic and beautiful. The leaves are highly valued as seasoning in southern and west-coast Indian cooking, and Sri Lankan cooking, especially in curries, usually fried along with the chopped onion in the first stage of the preparation. They are also used to make thoran, vada, rasam and kadhi. In their fresh form, they have a short life & do not keep well in the refrigerator. They are also available dried, though the aroma is largely inferior.In the absence of tulsi leaves, curry leaves are used for rituals and pujas.
Planting and care
The plant grows well in full to part sun, so it is better to grow it outdoors. However, it does not need full intense sun. If you live in an apartment, any area indoors where you get direct sunlight is good for the plant.
You can grow the plant in pots in balconies or terrace. If you place your plant indoors, select a warm place with plenty of light-direct or indirect sun light or artificial white light
Sunlight: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Keep soil moist throughout the growing season
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer