Belonging to the Helichrysum genus, Curry plant has a botanical name of Helichrysum italicum.
The plant produces an oil from its blossoms which is used for medicinal purposes. It is anti-inflammatory, fungicidal, and astringent. It soothes burns and raw chapped skin. It is used as a fixative in perfumes, and has an intense fragrance. The flowers are reported to be used as a tea.It is a herb / flower that typically grows as an evergreen, which is defined as a plant that retains leaves throughout the year. Curry plant is known for growing with a bushy habit to a height of approximately 60.0 cm (that's 1.95 feet in imperial). This plant tends to bloom in mid summer.
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It does not like to be kept wet. Will not tolerate maritime exposure. Needs sun, won’t grow well in shade.Try to plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Curry plant is thought of as tender, so it is really important to plant out well after your last frost date.
Seed – sow February/March in a greenhouse. The seed usually germinates in 2 – 3 weeks at 20°c. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts.
By our calculations*, you should look at sowing Curry plant about 42 days before your last frost date .
Prefers well drained soils
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Curry plant so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Curry plant so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Curry plant plants:
Although this is not the plant used in making Indian curry, the leaves release a scent of curry when brushed. ":
Curry plant care instructions
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