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Curry Leaf Tree (Murraya koenigii) potted tree, organic

(14 customer reviews)

$20.00

Family:  Rue (Rutaceae)

Outdoor culture Zones 10 to 12.  Commonly grown as a potted plant on the summer patio, brought in for the winter.  Protect from frost.

(Black Neem, Sweet Neem) Tropical to sub-tropical deciduous tree to 18 feet, native to Southern India. The pinnate leaves are handsome, as are the small, white, fragrant flowers that give way to clusters of black berries. The curry tree leaves (which should be confounded neither with the compound spice “curry” nor the curry plant (Helichrysum italicum), are used as spiritual offerings and lend their unique taste and aroma to Indian cuisine. Traditional use (Ayurveda): as a spicily aromatic culinary herb, stir-fried as a base for curries. Also as a medicinal herb:  upset stomach, nausea, constipation, diarrhea, dysentery, hepatitis, anemia, diabetes, heart disease and high cholesterol. Plant prefers tropical sun to part shade, fast-draining soils and regular watering. Best in tropical humidity but possible as an indoor plant or patio plant brought in for the winter.  Plant prefers sun to part shade and rich, moist but well-drained soil.  Keep them warm, give bright light at a minimum of 6 hours per day, good air circulation and water sparingly during winter.

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  1. Question

    Shweta

    Hi I applied for the waiting since last year. I still didn’t hear anything. Can you please let me know how can I buy Curry leaves Plant?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Shweta, Thanks for staying in touch and sorry we didn’t get through to you with the curry leaf tree information. Large numbers of these were enabled in January–that is the month to purchase curry leaf tree seedlings from us. People who ordered in January are just now receiving their trees. If you e-mail me at herbseed(at)budget.net I can probably get you a seedling from my personal stash. Richo

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  2. Question

    Thiagarajan Giridharan

    How tall is the plant as-shipped?

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    • Mayche Cech

      Mayche Cech

      Hi Thisgarajan, anywhere from 3 to 6 inches, depending on when you order and how the stock ships. Richo

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  3. Question

    Jaclyn (verified owner)

    I have ordered the curry leaf plant and awaiting arrival In March.
    Will you suggest a 100% full sun location or full sun with afternoon shade in zone 10a?
    Should I let it grow in a pot first before planting in ground?
    Also, does it attract pollinators?

    Thanks in advance!!!!!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Jaclyn,
      I think it makes sense to accustom the plant to full sun slowly–especially when its fresh out of the box. Yes, definitely, repot to a gallon and work it up to size before planting out. I think afternoon shade is fine–these grow more or less as an understory botanical and they like dappled sunlight. Oh, they do attract plenty of pollinators to their white flowers.
      Richo

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  4. Question

    Archana Prabhakaran

    Is this the Gamthi variety of curry leaves?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Archana, I’m actually not sure if this is “gamthi” or not. This is the standard type, fast-growing, with thick, aromatic leaves. A cursory look into varietals of this species gave pretty mixed info–I’m pretty sure what we have is not the “dwarf.” These are seed-grown, and often select varietals do not breed true from seed. The ones we sell have worked well for us and others. Richo

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  5. Question

    Kiran

    How long does it take them to grow to this size from seed and how long would we need to wait before we can harvest the leaves? I am planning to grow them outdoors in pot in summer and indoors under grow lights rest of the time jn zone 8b. Thanks!

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Kiran, About 2 years. The leaves can be harvested currently and on an ongoing basis–small amounts until such time as they reach tree size. Zone 8 is pretty conducive to curry leaf trees. They do better ina summer greenhouse than they do indoors in the winter, but people do keep them that way. Richo

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    • Anita

      Hi Richo,
      We had sudden temperature drop in September here in NY and my curry tree was left outside. I brought it in but since then most of the leaves fell off, and it’s looking kinda sad. I see some new grows coming out but very little. Do you think it will recover and bounce back?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Anita,
      Thanks for staying in touch. When this happens to me I snip off any dead tissue in order to promote the regrowth. A sad curry leaf tree is sad indeed, I can relate. I do have a large planting of new ones I’m working up, and they look very nice, so you might want to buy one just to be sure. Shipment will be in the spring. Richo

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  6. Question

    dushye

    What’s the best way to protect a curry leaf plant in a container during the winter months.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Dushye,
      Curry leaf tree does overwinter fairly well, and it keeps its leaves, it does not go dormant. The standard rules apply–good air circulation so pests stay away, good light, warmth, a fast-draining soil and very moderate watering during the winter months so the roots don’t rot. The plant is of course happiest when conditions are closer to tropical–humid heat. Richo

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    • CD

      When will these be ready for sale again?

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      I have a few very nice ones that will make someone very happy, but in terms of larger numbers for general distribution we’ll be in the same boat as our customers–planting seeds from the new harvest that won’t be ready still for another couple of months.

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    • Brock Lenox

      Are these very nice ones available for sale now and how much.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      I have not enabled curry leaf trees. Please hit “waitlist.”

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  7. Question

    Lacey

    When one signs up for the wait-list do they receive any confirmation email? I signed up but haven’t received any newsletter or communication thus was wondering. Looking forward to ordering this plant

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Lacey, The e-mails go out only when we enable the plant for sale. Since we haven’t enabled it (since spring), you haven’t received a notification. We haven’t been issuing newsletters, either, due to extreme pressure to ship seeds. That. and planting crops, and shipping plants, and growing plants, is all we’ve been able to accomplish. Richo

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  8. Question

    Shankar Krishnan

    I want to start a curry leaf patch in my backyard. I am looking to buy 4-5 plants. Can you give me an estimate of the time and total cost for shipping to the 92620 zip code in California

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Shankar,
      These are available online only, cost $20.00 apiece and shipping starts at $14.90. Hit “waitlist,” we’re currently sold out on these and will have more.
      Richo

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  9. Question

    Melinda Somasekhar

    I would like to buy curry leaf plant. Add me to the list. Thanks

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      I can’t, you need to do this by clicking “waitlist.”

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    • sbamala

      I have added my name to the waitlist. Hoping to get this plant soon.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      good idea, I may have quite a few of these left after current orders are fulfilled, stay in touch. richo

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    • Sanjay

      I have added my name to the waitlist. Hoping to get this plant soon

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Sanjay, Yes, i transplanted seedling curry leaf trees this morning, i am hoping they will become large and robust enough to withstand shipping.
      Richo

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  10. Andy Lininger

    Handsome Curry Leaf Tree

    Andy Lininger

    Arrived healthy and is now four feet tall. I have curry leaf available in my kitchen all the time.

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    • c h a n a

      I had four of these plants growing from seed and beginning to self propagate, too !
      So hearty, so fragrant, the blossoms, in early spring, filled my apartment with a wonderful scent, …. now I want to begin again.

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hello Chana, Good, I’ve been working up a nice population from seeds and I expect that these will work well for people. Feel free to order, we ship the largest plant first.
      Richo

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  11. Question

    emilie

    When will your curry plants be available for sale again? Thanks!

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      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Emilie,
      Sorry, not until spring 2020 at this point.
      Richo

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  12. Diana L Law

    happy with my Curry Leaf

    Diana L Law (verified owner)

    It got buggy and lost it’s leaves indoors in the winter, I’ll check for scale earlier next winter, but I was thrilled to see new growth in late Spring and now it’s happily outdoors for the summer. Grew like a trouper.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Diana,
      This is totally typical. Scale can be super bad on these, and whole branches need to be trimmed at times, and follow the ants. Thank you for perservering–eventual happy growth is also typical, but only when the right conditions are maintained. Richo

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    • Ashwini

      Hi, can u kindly notify me when u have the curry leaf plant?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hello Ashwini,
      OK, here goes, as of 6/19/2019 I am enabling 10 very nice curry leaf tree seedlings. Do not hesitate, these will sell out in minutes.
      Richo

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    • kiran Karra

      can you share details for curry leaf tree, price size etc.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Kiran,
      They are $20.00 each and in our standard 3-inch pots. They look very similar to the opening photo on the page. They are healthy and growing quickly right now. I would hurry, a bit surprised these have not already sold out.
      Richo

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    • Manvi

      indian curry leaves have soft and thin leaves with maximum flavour and fragrance but what we usually get here in US grocery stores is thick waxy leaves which have way less flavour. is this original Indian variety?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Manvi, Our variety is originally from Southern India and is very fragrant. There are several varietals in Curry Leaf Tree as you mention, and also there is an advantage in picking your own leaves and using right away vs. store-bought leaves which have lost much of their fragrance due to time in storage.
      Richo

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  13. Question

    Priya Sadasivam

    Can i Please be added in the wait list?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      OK, you’re on it!

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    • Swetha

      Can u please add me to the wait list..

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      I can try to e-mail you, but wait lists are now automatic, you can get on it with a click.

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    • Iffath

      Hi , when will the curry leaves plant be available next. Can u add me to the waitlist please

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      hey there iffath, you have to add yourself to the waitlist by clicking on it. I am going to enable this again after we ship current orders and I reassess stock. richo

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  14. Question

    Charleyne Dautremont-Smith

    Hello, do you have any curry-leaf tree left for sale?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Curry Leaf Trees are sold out for 2019, sorry about that!

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  15. Question

    limna

    Hi, what is the size of the curry leaf plant?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      We have these all the way from 1 inch seedlings to 12 inch 2-year-olds. Early orders always get the largest plant.

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    • Mary Coppola

      Such a wonderful plant…would wear the cologne if anyone made it! My favorite for cooking Indian food! When is early ordering time in order to get the larger size plants? I live in zone 9. Very fun to get this from Willits…used to live very near there as a child, many moons ago & just visited this past June…wish I had known you all were there then! Tks for reply!

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Mary, It does have a strangely enticing fragrance. We’re in Williams, not Willits. Significantly further north. I’ll try to e-mail you when this all shakes down and we see if we have any plants left.
      Richo

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  16. Judy

    Admin Judy

    Yes, they are used as spiritual offerings and lend their unique taste and aroma to Indian cuisine. However, they should be confounded neither with the compound spice “curry” nor the curry plant(Helichrysum italicum).

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    • IR

      Hello,
      What is the approximate size of the seedling? Thank you!

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hello, Right now it is Late February in 2019 and we have plants ranging from 1 inch to 10 inches. The plants grow rapidly, and by the time we start selling them in the spring they should be sized-up, ready to transplant to gallon pots on receipt. r

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