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Limequat Citrus Tree

Citrus x floridana

SKU 5957

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140cm -150cm

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Plant Care

Watering

During summer, Water daily or when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. During Winter season water once in 2 days or when the soil starts to become slightly dry at the top. Keep the soil lightly moist at all times, but do not overwater as this will cause brown spots and leaf drop. Curly or dry leaves suggest, the plant is dry and needs watering. Water in the early morning or late evening when temperatures are cooler. Always check your soil before watering.

Light

During summer season keep the plants in shaded area and during winter season plants can withstand direct/indirect light.

Temperature

During summer season or when the temperature is above 45°C place the plant in shaded area. During winter season or the when the temperature is below 45°C the plants can be directly placed in direct/indirect sunlight.

Fertilizer

Fruit and Flower Fertilizer

Plant Bio

The Limequat (Citrus × floridana) is a citrus hybrid resulting from the cross between the Key lime (Citrus aurantiifolia) and the Kumquat (Fortunella margarita or Fortunella japonica). It's a small, evergreen tree that produces small, round to oval fruits resembling miniature limes. The fruit has a thin, edible peel and a tart flavor similar to limes, but with a unique twist due to the influence of the Kumquat parentage.

Care Guide for Limequat Citrus Tree:

Sunlight:

Limequats thrive in full sunlight. Plant them in a location that receives at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily.
If growing indoors, place the tree near a south-facing window to ensure it receives adequate sunlight.

Temperature:

Limequats prefer warm temperatures and are sensitive to frost. They are well-suited for USDA hardiness zones 9-11.
If temperatures drop below freezing, consider protecting the tree by covering it or bringing it indoors during cold spells.

Soil:

Plant Limequats in well-draining, slightly acidic to neutral soil. A mix formulated for citrus plants or a combination of potting soil, perlite, and vermiculite works well.
Container-grown Limequats should be planted in pots with drainage holes.

Watering:

Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of the soil feels dry.
Container-grown Limequats may need more frequent watering, especially during the warmer months.

Fertilization:

Feed Limequats with a balanced citrus fertilizer during the growing season (spring and summer). Follow the package instructions for application rates.
Reduce or stop fertilization in the fall and winter when the tree's growth slows.

Pruning:

Prune to shape the tree, remove dead or diseased branches, and encourage air circulation. Pruning can be done in late winter or early spring.
Remove any suckers that emerge from the base of the tree.

Pest Management:

Keep an eye out for pests such as aphids, scale insects, or spider mites. Treat infestations promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil.

Mulching:

Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree to help retain soil moisture, regulate temperature, and suppress weeds.

Container Care:

If growing Limequat in a container, ensure the pot has drainage holes, and use a well-draining potting mix.
Container-grown trees may need more frequent watering and occasional repotting as they grow.

Harvesting:

Limequats are typically ready for harvest in late fall to winter. Harvest the fruit when it reaches full size and has a bright, glossy appearance.
The fruit can be used similarly to limes in cooking, beverages, or as a garnish.

Disease Prevention:

Ensure good air circulation around the tree to prevent fungal diseases.
If growing indoors, monitor for any signs of indoor pests, and take appropriate measures for control.

By following these care guidelines, you can enjoy the unique and tangy fruits of the Limequat Citrus Tree. Adjust care practices based on local climate conditions and the specific needs of your tree.

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