Curry Leaf Plant’s Embryo

The Curry Leaf Plant (Murraya Koenigii) once established will/can reproduce in different ways. On its own, with a tap root deep enough to maintain its subsistence, it produces secondary roots (like mini-rhizomes) to produce little “baby” plants which can eventually exist on their on. From a gardener’s standpoint that is a good time to unearth-&-pot to create individual independent plants.

But … Curry Leaf Plants do produce flowers too, which when pollinated become fruits, bearing seeds …

Fruits ~ 1 ripened & 1 still immature.

Fruits ~ 1 ripened & 1 still immature (with their pollinating assistant)

and when ripened can be buried to germinate and produce seedlings.

I usually hand-pick them when they are dark burgundy and begin softening a little, then very, very gently peel off the coating and bury the aromatic seeds with their pulp intact.

A seed with its hypocotyl ~ ready to start growing into a plant.

A matured Curry Leaf fruit and 1 which has been peeled. This seed, with its hypocotyl visible, is still vegetal but ready to start growing into a plant.

So today, a few Curry Leaf seeds will be given new and comfortable seed cell-pots with rich growing mix, to begin their new lives.
Yes, I’m helping it to get out of its Vegetal state!

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One response to “Curry Leaf Plant’s Embryo

  1. Lovely! Now I know what they look like!

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