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Questions About Curry Plants

Asked by
helena on
January 17, 2013

Q. I Live in Israel, and I Have a Small Plant Called the Curry Plant

It has straight spikey leaves, they are an olive green colour, and they smell of curry. What is this plant called, because I wanted to use it in making curry, but when I looked at the leaves the Indians call the curry plant, it is nothing like my plant.

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
January 18, 2013
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The plant I know as curry is Helichrysum italicum. There is another plant, Murraya koenigii, also known as curry. You can use a search engine to find images for both to determine which plant you have. Actually neither of these plants are what Indians know as "curry". Sometimes Murraya is used as part of curry powder. True curry is a mixture of many different herbs and spices that each person makes to his/her own taste. We grow Helicchrysum and sell it as "Curry plant", but put the disclaimer in information that it is not the same as curry powder. However, it can be used in cooking, but it is used more for the scent than the flavor. I use it primarily in roasting meat.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
January 7, 2014

Q. Latin Name

What is the Latin denomination for the Curry Leaf tree?

Answered by
Nikki on
January 7, 2014
Certified Expert
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Murraya koenigii is the Latin name for the Curry-leaf tree.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 26, 2014

Q. Curry Plant

I live in NJ and I have a curry plant at home. It keeps getting infested with scales all the time. I pruned them during the winter but got infested with mites and scales. I love curry plants, as I use them for my cooking. But have no clue on how to get rid of those scales from my plants. I do have some friends who have these plants and their plants are very healthy, without any bugs. During winter I keep in my son’s room where the plant gets sunlight all day long. Still same trouble. I use water meter before watering the plants. When the water meter shows moist or dry, then only I water my plants. Please help me. I have used oil sprays like mild soap and also changed soil. But no use. Bought new pots, which have 3 holes to drain extra water also.

Answered by
Nikki on
May 26, 2014
Certified Expert
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Hose down the plants and then treat them with neem oil. It is both safe and effective against these pests. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 7, 2015

Q. transplantation

A six months to one year growing “Curry leaf” plant from the time of germination is taken out from the earth with half broken main root. We planted the plant in a different place. How to improve the chances of keeping the life of the plant? Are there any chances of its survival in view of the main root (mother root) having been broken. We supplied sugar water to the plant immediately after transplantation.

Answered by
Nikki on
August 7, 2015
Certified Expert
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If the root broke, trim back the top of the plant some (no more than 1/3 of the plant). Keeping the humidity around the plant high will also help. Setting a bowl of water near it will help keep the humidity up.

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Asked by
denniskelvey on
February 1, 2016
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Q. Indoor Curry Plant

My in-laws went to India and left me their two curry plants to care for. I think I may have over-watered them. The leaves curled up and began dropping off the plant. Any advice?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
February 2, 2016
Certified Expert
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A Curry plant needs plenty of sunlight. 6 to 8 hours of direct sunlight each day. A south window location is ideal.
Your plant should be watered sparingly. Allow the soil to dry before watering again.
Make sure the soil is well draining and that the roots do not sit in water.

Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/curry/growing-curry-leaf.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 16, 2016

Q. curry plant not growing

My curry plant in not dying but also not growing. What to do? I have added manure but then also nothing happens and also giving water properly. Please help.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 16, 2016
Certified Expert
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Curry plants can be a difficult plant to grow so your concerns are valid.
Here is a link with care information and it should help you pinpoint the issues.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/curry/growing-curry-leaf.htm

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Asked by
Mufinishi on
November 28, 2016
Sharjah

Q. planting curry leaf in UAE

What type of soil needed for curry leaf plant to grow in UAE?

Answered by
Alisma on
December 1, 2016
Certified Expert
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The curry leaf tree, or Murraya koenigii, should be grown in very well-drained soil in a sunny location. It also prefers acidic soil and may require fertilization with iron. These both can be provided with small quantities of iron sulfate.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/herbs/curry/growing-curry-leaf.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/raise-acid-level-soil.htm

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