Updated: Jun 25
Germinating and Growing Healthy Curry Leaf Seeds and Plants in 2021 In this video I cover how to grow beautiful curry leaf seeds into plants. By watching this video you will understand step by step how to grow curry leaf trees or plants. These seeds are fresh and are ready to be germinated, make sure your seeds are not dry otherwise the efforts will be wasted.
The curry leaf plant is easy to grow, from it’s seeds. Follow these steps to know how to grow curry leaves plants. Growing curry leaf plants at home, you get an unparalleled delight of combining the exotic flavor of the curry leaves with food. You are also helping to preserve a rare plant. Just follow these simple steps and you can easily grow curry leaf plants at home! The video below shows you step by step how to grow the seeds.
Step By Step Germinating Curry Leaf Seeds
1. Buy Fresh Curry Leaf Seeds (this is critical, you will NOT find Curry Leaf Seeds all year around). This is a complete misunderstanding that most new growers make. You cannot buy these from India or Sri Lanka that most users are selling them from.. this will not work.
You need Fresh Seeds, within 2 weeks of pulling from the tree, they must be planted. This is the reason why most people fail to grow/germinate seeds in the first place, because the seeds are dead. It's also the reason why our website ONLY offers them for a VERY short period of time. If you want to be notified when they are available make sure you subscribe!
2. Peel off skin from the seeds (purple germinate better than green) but both in my experience will germinate.
3. Soak them in slightly warm water for around 24 hours, they will get soft and help the germination process.
4. Use the seed starter pellets or seed start soil to place them around 1/2 inch deep, you only want to grow them with a small amount of soil, barely enough to keep it hidden from the sunlight.
5. Water thoroughly and ensure the soil is moist. You need to ensure your cups (if you are using them for this have holes at the bottom, you must drain the water. Moist but not soaked.
6. Keep under half indirect sunlight or slight sun, more shade during the germination process. You will start to see the seeds crack open and a tail come up after 1 to 3 weeks. This process is SLOW, please be patient. Curry Leaf Trees are one of the slowest plants when they are young and are one of the hardest I've seen. This takes a bit of patience more than skill.
7. After your seeds have germinated and are around 1 - 2 inches tall in the seed starter pellets, you can move them into a 12 oz cup, and continue to grow. The plants only need partial sun, do not place it in direct sunlight until the plant is at least 1 to 2 years old, they will die from the heat.
They like to be more dry then wet, and like partial sun than direct sun from my experience until they are ready to be planted into the ground.
If you do not plant them in the ground, keep them near some shaded areas.
In winter, (cold snowy winters) bring them indoors before the temperatures drop near freezing, so below 45 degrees, start to bring them inside. In winter do not overwater them in your house, they will not GROW in winter. They will stay dormant, meaning asleep... do not expect growth until Spring. Do not overwater them, so once a week watering is fine in most cases when indoors.