Should I cut the top off my Indian curry plant?

Gardener972(7b-8a DFW)March 11, 2011

It's tall, about 3 feet, and only has leaves at the top and no branches so it looks rather spindley. It does have 3 babies growing at the base. Should I transplant them or leave them? The whole thing need to be put in a larger pot.

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No. Never cut the top off. You will get get seeds soon. Flowers will come soon.
So varieties don't get branch and they just grow tall.
If you cut it, it will kill the plant growth and may kill the plant.

You can use seed to grow more plants or share with friends.

yes...please transplant them in new pot. Don't leave them with mother plant.

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    Bookmark   March 23, 2011 at 10:10PM
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kvenkat(5a Colo)

You can pinch off the growing tip to make the plant branch out.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2011 at 12:14PM
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wsmano(Vic Aust)

During late spring/early summer period light pruning of the top part of the plant will produce side shoots and encourage leaf growth. Also remove flowers as and when they appear to promote better leaf growth.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2011 at 5:50PM
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Removing topmost tender shoot during summer will make plant to branch out.Keep the plant out side during summer.This plant loves moisture and heat.It loves 10-10-10 liquid fertilizer.

    Bookmark   March 26, 2011 at 9:45PM
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