Citrus - Lime - WEST INDIAN

SKU: KGC01307

Size: 4 L
Price:
Sale price$33.00

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Description

Citrus x aurantifolia, commonly known as the "West Indian Lime", "Bartender Lime" or "Key Lime", is a delightful cross between Makrut Lime and Citron. This petite tree boasts small, rounded fruits that are renowned for their intense tartness, making them an essential ingredient in beverages, desserts, and culinary dishes. With fragrant white flowers that emerge from Djilba to Kambarang (late winter to spring), the plant effortlessly blends ornamental appeal with culinary utility.

Optimal growth for the West Indian Lime is achieved in sunny locations, suitable for in-ground planting as well as pots. Gardeners working with sandy soils should incorporate a quality soil conditioner to boost fertility and encourage vigorous growth. From Kambarang to Djeran (spring to autumn), it's imperative to maintain consistent watering, especially during warmer periods. When Birak (summer) begins, an application of citrus-specific fertiliser supports its zestful fruit production. Light pruning post-harvest helps shape the tree and invigorate new growth.

Botanical Name Citrus x aurantifolia (hystrix x medica)
Common Name  West Indian, Key Lime, Bartender's Lime
Cultivar
Classification
Citrus
PBR Name
Origin Tropical south-east Asia
Foliage Evergreen
Height 2 - 3 M
Width 2 - 3 M
Light Best grown in full sun, will tolerate part shade
Soil Well-draining sandy/loamy soil enriched with compost. Use a premium potting mix if planting in a pot.
Water Requirement Water regularly and consistantly through warm weather to produce juicy fruit and prevent splitting.
Lifespan Perennial
Flower Colour White with purple tinges
Flower Time Djilba (Early Spring) - Bunuru (Late Summer)
Toxicity All citrus fruit is toxic to cats. Lemons are toxic to dogs. Grapefruit can interfere with certain medications in humans. Non-fruiting parts of citrus plants are non-toxic. Citrus can have sharp thorns which can puncture skin.


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