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Baby Makrut/Kaffir lime

Baby Makrut (Kaffir) Lime

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£22.00
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These young Markrut (Kaffir) lime trees are the perfect size for a windowsill and with time they will produce the tasty and fragrant leaves used in Thai green cooking. They are a must in the kitchen for anyone that likes like cooking Asian dishes.
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Our baby Markrut (sometimes known as Kaffir) limes are looking absolutely lovely and healthy, Grown on here at our nursery these are strong young plants which are a great way to start a citrus collection on a budget, and with the right care, they can grow on and produce loads of leaves for cooking in years to come.
30cm tall including the 1L pot
1 x Baby Kaffir Lime   + £0.00
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5 Stars 4.8/ 5 63 reviews
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Robyn Warrender, 17 days ago
5 stars

Healthy plant with detailed care instructions. Very quick delivery.

Miss Elliott, Aug 24
5 stars

Lovely plant in perfect condition

Mrs Mary Chow, Dec 24
5 stars

Excellent service and plant arrive very healthy!

Eli, Mar 30
5 stars

Great plant, arrived healthy

Heather, Mar 19
5 stars

A beautifully healthy plant

Diane Kane, Feb 25
5 stars

This was a gift for a friend

Liane Adams, Feb 24
5 stars

Beautiful plant, delivered on time. Highly recommended

Ms M Smith, Feb 18
5 stars

As stated on my other review

Carole, Feb 18
5 stars

Nice healthy plant in excellent condition, has a nice fragrance too. Bought for a friend who was delighted with it and commented that the leaves could be used for cooking so it was both attractive and useful. The inclusion of the pot is a bonus and sets the plant off nicely. The pot was better quality than I had expected given the overall price, which was very reasonable.

elena, Feb 15
5 stars

As advertised good quality

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Care Instrictions

These instructions are sent with the plant gift

Looking after your Baby Makrut Lime

This evergreen bush (Citrus hystrix) is grown for the wonderful flavoured leaves. It will live happily inside or in a conservatory in the winter and in the summer can make a striking patio plant. However, it is not frost hardy.

Citrus trees need lots of light. A conservatory is ideal, but they will also be happy near a window in a cool, bright room. In the summer and autumn, your citrus will thrive outdoors in full sun or partial shade. However, these trees are not hardy and will need to come inside as soon as the outdoor temperatures are near 5 degrees Celsius. When indoors, try to keep your plant away from cold draughts and any heating source.

Citrus are best kept in small pots here in the UK, they will need to be monitored regularly to check when the topsoil is dry. It is best not to have them on a routine water and let them tell you when they are next ready for a drink. When the topsoil is bone dry, remove the pot from the outer pot cover. Water thoroughly from the top until excess water drains right through the pot and out of the bottom and never leave your plant sitting in water. Sometimes if the soil is very compact this may take several waterings and is easiest to do in a kitchen sink. In the winter you should expect to water thoroughly still, making sure to soak the soil, but you might only need to do this once from anything between 1 to 4 weeks, depending on how quickly the soil dries out. In the summer months you may need to water every other day, but do not stand your plant in water. Don't worry if the soil feels dry between waterings, but if the leaves start to droop or curl you know it is thirsty, so water straight away. If you are having gradual leaf drop where you have a few leaves falling off each day, your plant is being overwatered.

In the summer, citrus trees will benefit from summer citrus feed every week to encourage growth, We use our Summer citrus fertiliser from March until the end of September. Through winter, from October until the end of February, we use the winter citrus fertiliser every time we water.

Citrus grow quite slowly; if you need to, repot in the spring only going up 1 pot size using a fast-draining compost suitable for container plants. As a general rule, citrus tend to produce flowers in late spring followed by small green fruits that can take 10 months or more to fully ripen. However, in this country, many varieties don’t follow a strict season and can fruit or flower at any point during the year.

Problem Solving

Citrus trees are not the easiest of plants but they are very rewarding. Look out for signs of trouble and try to treat problems early. The most common problem is leaves dropping due to over or under-watering. If leaves are crisp when they drop, this is due to underwatering; if they are leathery the chances are it has been over-watered. A return to a regular and thorough watering routine should lead to recovery.

If new growth is very light in colour or has mottled markings your plant may be lacking trace elements. A good dose of citrus feed should soon green up the leaves.

Our citrus trees are grown in a pesticide-free environment. In the unlikely event that you find pests, e.g. aphids, these can be removed by hand or with a soap and water spray. Check our recommended organic plant pest treatment for other pests here

We also have several pages and a video on more detailed citrus care here

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