Kaffir Lime Tree - Citrus Hystrix Makrut Live Plants (11-14" Tall)
Kaffir Lime Tree also know as Citrus Hystrix are commonly grown for use as an essential ingredients for flavoring many Asian dishes such as soup, curries and fish. The Kaffir Lime Tree - Citrus Hystrix is well adapted to container growing and can be an indoor or out door plant.
These Kaffir Lime Tree Seedlings are grown from seeds and will have its full potential of growing into a full tree. If in warm zones, they can grow as tall or 12 ft or more. They take anywhere from 5+ years to mature and bear fruits.
Kaffir lime trees can be plant in containers or into the ground if you are in zone 8-10. If planting on containers, the best soil to use is well drained such as cactus soil. They don't like wet feet and can cause root rot. Sunlight is crucial to kaffir lime trees, especially because it is a tropical plant. In most areas of the United States, you want to maximize sunlight with full sun exposure. If you are planting indoors, make sure that it has full sun next to the window, but we would also recommend having a grow light. Kaffir lime trees does best when it has at least six hours of sunlight a day. If the temperature is consistently above 90° especially for younger trees, there may be some wilting of the leaves. This wilting will reverse however and at this point, it would be advantageous to keep your tree by elementary and partial shade. Kaffir lime tree will need both macro and micronutrients, just like a human. The macronutrients that all plants need are Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. You have likely seen fertilizers and soil which state three numbers together, this is the N – P – K system which shows the concentration and relative amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium respectively. They need high nitrogen so use a fertilizer that is high in nitrogen. Lastly, don't be afraid to pick the leaves, it actually help promotes new growth and prune when it gets bigger to get a bushy tree. Happy Planting!