Belonging to the Rutaceae family, the Curry tree is a tropical to sub-tropical variety with origins in India and Sri Lanka. The tree can grow to 20 feet in height, however is still considered a small tree and can thrive in containers and as a houseplant in moderate climates.

Curry leaves are valued for their aromatic properties, and when dried and ground become a staple ingredient in a myriad of southern and west-coast Indian culinary dishes. The Curry tree produces self-pollinating small white flowers that generate edible shiny-black berry drupes with a single, large seed, however the berry is not typically eaten nor used in cooking.