Aperol Spritz Gift Set
Aperol spritz has earned it's place in our favourity summer drinks and this little calamondin tree is the perfect accompaniment. Add the sour fruits to your favourite aperol cocktails and you'll never look back.
New for 2017 these fabulous summer gift sets include a full size bottle of Aperol and a tasty calamondin tree. Delivered as pictured with a fresh crop of orange and green fruits these tart oranges will add a magic twist to your summer spritz. Just add a splash of your favourite bubbles and enjoy!
45cm tall in a 1.5L pot
These instructions are sent with the plant gift
This little orange tree has both decorative fruit and fragrant flowers – sometimes both at once. . It is a Calamondin – a cross between a kumquat and a mandarin, and is the easiest citrus tree to grow indoors. It can bring pleasure for years with the right care Citrus trees, like lots of light and a cool but not cold room. A light room near a window or a conservatory is ideal. In winter try and keep your tree away from central heating and in a nice light spot. In the heat of summer you can give your plant a holiday. Put it outside on a sheltered patio and it will enjoy the fresh air. Bring it back inside when there is a nip in the evening air. Your plant will start to suffer in temperatures below 8˚C. Water your tree thoroughly from the top when the top of the soil is bone dry. This might be once or twice a week in the winter and as often as every day in hot weather. Try to ensure that the water runs right through the pot and out of the holes in the bottom. The roots should not be left to stand in water so do let the extra water drain away. A citrus feed added to the water every couple of weeks can also help to maintain a healthy plant. These dwarf trees can grow to a maximum of two metres, producing masses of fruit every year. The fruits of this tree are very tart. However they make a refreshing and unusual addition to cold drinks, they can be used in place of other citrus in fish and game dishes and make a wonderful marmalade! Problem Solving Overwatering,, underwatering and shock can all be the cause of leaf drop. One or two leaves is not something to worry about but more than 10 and your plant is not happy. However in most cases return to a regular watering routine and temperature will lead to recovery. If the new growth on your plant is very light in colour or has a mottled look, it is likely that your plant is lacking one of the trace elements. A good citrus feed added when watering should soon colour the leaves up.