Fruits look so great that are irresistible. Further their leaves glow in sunlight and the blossoms exude a sweet and seducing odor. The citric are among the most decorative and intriguing houseplants. The citrons, oranges and other citric grow nicely even on sunny terrace, beautifying and flavoring it. If well placed and properly attended, the citric become splendid houseplants.
(Citrus sinensis) requires a whole lot of space. Different orange species are readily available to care.
- Variedated Calamondin Orange (Calamondin variegata) is a citric species whose leaves are creamy spotted and fruits have a decorative streaky face.
- Orange – Calamondin (Citrus mitis), widely called calamondin or mini orange: small evergreen trees with beautiful shape, many orange fruits and easy to care. Speaking about land, the calamondin demands a well-drained and abundant ground, dislikes alkaline soil. What a shame, its fruits are too sour to eat.
- Pomelo tree (Citrus paradisi) develops quickly. Grapefruit houseplant enjoys the sunny terraces and the hothouses too. The giant fruits require a whole lot of warmth.
- Tangelo (Citrus reticulate x Citrus paradisi) is a hybrid from grapefruit and tangerine and it is not exigent in any respect. In summer, put it in warmth and in winter in mild and coolness.
- Buddha’ hand, Buddha’s hand citron or fingered citron (Citrus medica Digitata) grows on a shrub or small tree and is a fragrant citrus fruit. It loves warmth and would like to leave in a temperate glass home. Its fruits smell great.
- Citron (Citrus lemon) is a small houseplant: it develops even in cool summer, which makes elegant fruits. Don’t forget to prune it.
- Chinotto (Citrus myrtifolia). You may recognize it for its sharp and small leaves and several sour fruits. Of Citrus myrtifolia fruits can generate a juice, a non-alcoholic drink named Chinotto. Its appearance is like that of Coca-Cola, but Chinotto’s flavor has more of a dry flavor. One of its special characteristics is that it tastes sweet and bitter at the same time.
- Citrus reticulate, Mandarín orange or Mandarin (Mandarine) is a tiny beautiful shaped citrus tree with fruits like the orange. The mandarin is simple to care, but tender at precisely the identical time, with delicious fruits, fruits without seeds.
- Limequat (Citrus aurantifolia x Fortunella marginata) is a hybrid tree, the effect of a cross between the lime (limette) and the kumquat. It’s a rarity, an easily grown indoors with sour and flavored fruits.
As a beginner, choose citric houseplants that are easier to grow as Calamondin, Kumquat or Chinotto. All these three evergreen plants decorate themselves with a great deal of fruits, have a bushy good form and you can enjoy them all year if placed in full light. Dissimilar of sour fruits of Calamondin and Chinotto which are only ornamental fruits, Kumquat’s fruits are eaten with sweet hull despite.
The summertime care of citric houseplants means only watering and fertilizing. It the leaves are moving light, but the veins remain green, it means that there is not enough iron. Atomize on the leaves liquid iron material fertilizer. Feed citron by watering the soil with soft water and per week adding citric fertilizer.
Since September, prepare citric houseplants for resting period: less watering, no more fertilizer. Citric rests on less than 12 levels, with less water. The gold rule: the warmer, the lighter should be the location. Place the citric pot in an isolating base, then the roots do not become cold and the plant retains its vigor.
Growing citrus plants
- Location: The better location for citric houseplant: bright, warm and draught protected.
- Watering: use purified water or rain water as at African Violet or Azalea. Don’t water than when the soil is dry. The worst thing for citrus plant health is constant humidity.
- Fertilizer: add organic citrus fertilizer weekly since April until start of September.
- Pot removing: the young plants are potted once in two decades, and citrus once in three or for ages. The citric requires a well-drained and fertile ground, with one third of rubble at the least.