Calamondin - Citrus mitis
Calamondin blooms year round! A cross between a mandarin orange and a kumquat, this productive tree yields small fruit, similar to traditional oranges. This bright, happy looking plant is also know as Philippine lime or Calamansi. Calamondin is an acid fruit that is most commonly grown in the Philippine Islands. Citrus trees need at least eight, they prefer 12, hours a day of sunlight to thrive. Ideally, you should put your citrus tree in a room with two exposures–eastern and southern, or southern and western are best. In any case, place it in the sunniest spot you have. They can grow 3 to 6 ½ feet (1 to 2 meters) tall!
- Light: Full sun to bright indirect
- Soil & Water: Give it plenty of water. If the soil gets too dry, salts can build up and damage roots. Keep plants moist (but don’t over water–allow the soil surface to get dry; stick a finger in the soil, and water if it feels dry an inch below the surface. A potted citrus tree needs a balanced 18-18-18 fertilizer, applied regularly throughout the year
- Humidity: Above Average
- Pet Friendly: No