Post by pepperhead212 on Sept 2, 2020 23:30:07 GMT -5
I finally cut that air layered section of the curry tree out, to see if it had rooted - it was getting very large, and I was going to trim a bunch of it off again, and take it up to that Indian grocer I give it to, since I'm going up there to a dentist appt tomorrow near there. It rooted some in about 4½ months - it took the kaffir lime 7 months, but the branch didn't get nearly as large. About the same amount of rooting though; I hope the roots support this many leaves.
Post by pepperhead212 on Oct 4, 2020 20:09:03 GMT -5
davidjp I got the tree originally about a dozen years ago from a lady in CA, who sent me a rooted "side runner" from her plant. That thing, like those kaffir lime plants, are trimmed back severely every fall, to come inside, and they come back like nothing happened! I will be trimming this one even more, now that those berries are ripening - something else I'm experimenting with now, though I haven't gotten a sprout, yet.
Post by breezygardener on Oct 5, 2020 11:53:03 GMT -5
I haven't had much luck with either curry or kafir lime in the past, but may have to give them another try, especially since our main living area is wall-to-wall floor-to-ceiling glass with a mostly southern exposure. My tropical hibiscus winters over well there, so I would imagine these would too.
**My body is a temple - unfortunately it's a fixer-upper.**