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Murraya exotica Minima, Miniature Orange Jasmine, Murraya Mini, Chinese Cosmetic Boxwood
Seedling start blooming when they are 1 inch tall

Murraya exotica Minima

Miniature Orange Jasmine, Murraya Mini, Chinese Cosmetic Boxwood
Family: Rutaceae
Origin: India
Can be used for bonsaiGroundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrant

This dwarf variety of murraya stays compact. The shrub gets bushy but stays short 1-2ft tall. Very fragrant flowers year round followed by red fruit. Good for potting culture and as a house plant. This plant is very interesting. The seedlings start blooming in small 1-2" size, when they have only 3-4 leaves! It needs lots of direct sun, likes to be somewhat on a dry side. Do not push it with fertilizer. It is VERY slow-growing. In 2 years it may grow as little as 1 ft tall, this is why it is called Mini. But the good thing is it starts blooming in few weeks to 1-2 months after germination!

Growing from seeds: like all murrayas (including M. koengii - Curry Leaf), seeds must be planted fresh, once collected. The ripe fruit is bright red. Very important: the red fruit skin and orange flesh must be carefully removed, and only a clean green "bean" should be planted. The seed inside the fruit is usually double, you may separate the halves - those are separate seeds. Be very careful, they are very tender - like a fresh green pea. Once planted in well-drained soil and provided with heat and constant moist, it should germinate within 1-2 weeks. Normally germination is around 100% if everything done right. Just remember, do not let the seed dry, and remove red skin - otherwise germination rate goes down or it will never sprout at all. Enjoy, this tiny little plant blooms year round and fragrance is wonderful!





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Murraya koenigii, Curry leaf

Murraya koenigii

Curry leaf
Family: Rutaceae
Origin: Sri Lanka
Large shrub 5-10 ftSmall tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
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Small leaves are rich in an essential oil and are source of the spice. The commonly used spice curry patta is traditionally consumed by diabetics in southern part of India. In Indian cuisines, curry leaves are used fresh; for some recipes, the leaves should be oven-dried or toasted immediately befor usage. Another common technique is short frying in butter or oil The small white flowers are sweetly scented. It needs warm temperatures with full sun to partial shade. The soil should be allowed to thoroughly dry between waterings. Fertilize weekly during the growing season. Winter temperatures should not fall below 50°. Water very sparingly during the winter months and do not fertilize. Since it is a small tree it doesn't need repotting very often.





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Murraya paniculata, Orange Jasmine, Orange Jessamine, Mock Orange, Lakeview Jasmine, Chinese Cosmetic Boxwood

Murraya paniculata

Orange Jasmine, Orange Jessamine, Mock Orange, Lakeview Jasmine, Chinese Cosmetic Boxwood
Family: Rutaceae
Origin: India
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSeaside, salt tolerant plant

A member of the Orange family, this is one of the most often used shrubs in tropical gardens, and for good reasons. It has attractive, glossy green foliage, tolerates most conditions, and regularly produces clusters of small but strongly scented white flowers, followed by small, bright red fruit. Murraya makes an excellent hedge or screening plant, becoming in time a small tree up to 12 Ft tall, or it can be clipped into formal shapes, though this will reduce the number of flowers. In Southeast Asia, the most profuse flowers occur during the rainy season. It prefers full sun but will grow in part shade, in almost any kind of soil. It also does well as a pot plant in greenhouses.





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