The most flavorful leaves are produced when the plants are grown in hot and dry conditions.
Misting your plants daily with plain water in summer months and occasionally during winter months also help to control spider mites which love this plant!!
Fertilizing: They need fertilizer during growing season, spring / summer months. They are light feeders; use ¼ tsp of fertilizer per gallon of water once a month. When active growth stops in winter, discontinue feeding. Use a balanced fertilizer like a 15-15-15. I use Miracle grow.
Propagation: Easily propagated from seeds, stem cuttings or rooted suckers from the mother plant. I propagate by growing the small suckers from the base of the mother plant. I separate the suckers and plant in good potting soil in gallon pots. Feed and grow them for 1 or 2 months then send them to the shops for sale or share with friends.
Texas winter care: When temperature drops below to 55° bring your pot indoors to a bright window area. Expect your plants to drop some leaves when transitioning to indoor climates. Do not feed during winter. Water only once a week. If you don’t have a bright window you need to move the plant out to sun light 4 hours in a week to give them a boost.
Hardy to Zone 9 and higher for outdoors.
Curry leaves are also used as a herb in Ayurvedic medicine. Their properties include much value as an anti-diabetic, antioxidant, antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory etc. Curry leaves are also known to be good for hair, for keeping it healthy and long. They also contain iron.
There is nothing like picking fresh curry leaves just the right amount when you need them.