Curry leaf plants are a component of the Indian seasoning called curry. Curry seasoning is a compilation of many herbs and spices, whose flavor can sometimes come from curry leaf plants. Curry leaf herb is a culinary plant whose leaves are used as an aromatic and the fruit of the plant is a component of desserts in some Eastern nations. The plant is tropical to sub-tropical and produces small fragrant white flowers that become small, black, berry-like fruits. The fruit is edible, but the seed is poisonous and must be removed prior to use. The foliage is the real standout and are arranged alternately on the stem, pinnate and comprised of many leaflets. The aromatic scent is spicy and heady and best when the leaves are fresh.
When it comes to the curry leaf plant, it will do best in well-drained soil that is mildly acidic. This plant will not typically do well with adapting to other types of soil, so if you need to create a quality mixture, you can add sand or manure to the soil. This is a plant that will need full sun to thrive, but it must be used to this full exposure before you give it more than six hours of sun a day. During the spring and the less hot months of the year, this is a plant that will grow well with a once a week watering. However, during the hot summer months, it may require water each and every day to make sure that the soil does not become too dry in the heat. This plant does not require a lot of fertilizer to grow, so it should be fine to provide it with a little bit of liquid fertilizer once a month or so.