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 plant produces white fragrant flowers.Winter hardy to USDA Zones 10-12 where it may be grown in rich, moist, well-drained loams in full sun to part shade. Best sited in locations sheltered from strong winds. In St. Louis, plants may be grown in containers that are overwintered indoors.
Its botanical name was Murraya Koenigii, but its name has been changed to Bergera Koenigii. It is known by different names as Kari patta, Kadipatta, Karivepallai, Curry Patta, Curry Leaf, Karivepalla, Murraya koenigii spreng, Sweet Neem, etc.
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
CARING FOR CURRY LEAVES
Allow the plant to dry out completely between watering.
Curry plant benefits with warm water feeding.
In winter when the plant goes dormant, reduce watering in order to prevent root rot