Curry Leaf Plants We Are selling
We have been selling a few curry leaf plants that we had growing in our mother plants’ pot.
Normally we would have to throw the babies out, or they would end up choking the mother plant. More babies, however, will be available in some months down the road.
Payments: You can pay for them using cash, credit or interac cards.
How To Care for Them
They require as much sunshine as they can get – even in scorching heat – leave them in the direct sunlight – but always make sure that the soil stays relatively humid. For smaller plants, this means that they will likely be watered once a week with one cup of water – and as often as needed in the summer, when outside – perhaps once a day.
They need to be indoors once the temperature drops below 10 degrees celsius – or the leaves will get frostbite – a black colour. If it doesn’t have much frostbite – it will still live. In winter, they may shed some leaves – this is normal – just keep watering them.
They are relatively healthy as long as their leaves don’t wilt, and dry or turn a light yellowish colour. If they do turn a yellowish colour and/or they start drying up completely, when the plant has been healthy for a good while – just take care to note if there aren’t any miniature spider webs indicating the growth of spider mites – which will kill the plant if you don’t treat it… There are numerous articles online about how to take care of that – the earlier you detect and take care of that the more likely it is that the plant will survive. The smaller plants live a lot shorter lives with spider mites than the bigger plants that have a lot more leaves to help it survive – but, I’ve seen nearly bare plants survive as long as the problem is taken care of.
As far as fertilizers are concerned – I can’t tell you what will kill it or help it – I haven’t tried them. They do however, seem to respond well to some used tea bag contents – I haven’t used more than 3 or 4 per big plant per year.
Transplanting is not necessary as long as the plant’s roots don’t fill the pot they are in. So a general rule of thumb might be to let the plant grow to about 1.5 times the height of the pot before transplanting the plant. It takes roughly 1.5 years for a 3 inch plant to grow to a height where you can start plucking leaves from the plant without killing it. It takes regular garden pot soil – which you can obtain from Walmart or Home Depot or Canadian Tire – and you might change a bit of it’s outer soil once a year – not sooner, to help it a little bit.
The plants we give out are relatively healthy, we threw out the sick looking ones – so, we will keep our fingers crossed for your plants.
Stories of Their Lives
The original mother plant was given to us when it was 3 inches tall. It grew 13 years now and is constantly putting little ones out, which need to be separated from the parent or they will choke it.
However, my aunt who gave us the plant – had her own really big plants and the new home she moved to – killed them all.
My wife’s parents in India tried growing some there… It failed for the longest time, and then some several years later, they planted one and it grew into many trees all over their yard.
So, it is not a guarantee that they will grow in your home – however, you must give it the requisite care in order for it to grow minimally.