Latin Name: Murraya koenigii
Growth Structure: Short Tree
Light Requirement: Partial to Full Sun
Water Requirement: Moderate and well drained
Curry leaf tree has extremely aromatic leaves, which are used in making various culinary dishes all over India, especially in southern India and Sri-Lanka. The leaf pattern is bi-pinnate. It's flowers and fruits are somewhat similar in looks to the famous, medicinal Neem Trees of India, because both the tree leaves look similar, curry leaf tree is sometimes called meetha (sweet) neem. Leaves are most flavorsome when used fresh, straight off the tree.
It produces small fragrant white flowers that are followed by black berries. The leaves have been found to be anti-fungal and antibacterial. They have been used to promote appetite, assist in digestion, control diabetes and treat dysentery.
In colder climates, the 'tree' can to be kept indoors, its not frost hardy. Outside give them a location where they will get part shade during the summer and full sun during a winter. They prefer to stay above 55 degrees but will tolerate lower temps for short periods.
Our trees are babies of our mother tree at The Growing Home.