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Lime

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Botanical name:- Citrus aurantifolia

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SKU: lime-aurantiifolia Categories: ,
Scientific nameCitrus aurantifolia
Common nameLime
Temperature25-35°C
Humidity40-50%
LightFull sun
Wateringwater everyday &keep moist
PestsLeaf miners, scale, citrus mites, and aphids
Pet friendliness Toxic to dogs
Maximum plant height450-600cm
Potting mixpotting soil/Red soil/manure/perlite
Pot requirementGood drainage & repot every 1-2 years
NutritionApply Manure for first 15 days and NPK for next 15 days
Pruning & trainingRemove dead & diseased leaves with sterile shears
Flower color & seasonWhite in March – May
DescriptionLime trees are usually grown as shrubs or small multi stemmed trees. They originate in southeast Asia, and are, perhaps, the most cold sensitive citrus. Nevertheless, they are not uncommon in gulf regions, where, despite the possibility of strong frosts, they thrive on farms in environments protected by other trees. Large, white flowers in spring emit a sweet scent. After pollination, the tree bears rounded green fruits that turn greenish-yellow when fully mature. Deep green leaves are accompanied by thorns at their base. Cultivars are commonly spineless and less acidic. They exceed the aroma of lemons. Limes require abundant sunlight, good nutrition and require humidity. Sufficient irrigation is essential in well drained, fertile soil. It should be omitted in autumn, but wilting must nevertheless be inhibited. Some drought is tolerated if the soils are deep. Frost damages leaves and may cause branches to die back. C. aurantiifolia grows well in containers, near pools and is suitable for both public and private gardens. Commercially grown cultivars are grafted, but cuttings with heels meet private needs. Seedlings may show thorns and acidic fruits. Limes are prone to scales, spider mites and mealybugs. Pruning should be done in early spring before flowering. Severe cutting back harms both the appearance and the tree’s health, because wounds take a long time to be closed by surrounding bark. If their diameter exceeds 3 cm, the wounds should be sealed with a pruning compound. Frequent pinching out keeps a neat, compact shape.

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