Can't wait for it to fruit
Tree arrived in good condition and is thriving.
Beautiful plant in wonderful pot with extensive care instructions.
Easy to order, Arrived well boxed. A Very healthy plant and is growing rapidly!!
Beautiful, healthy plant with practical advice
Plant arrived promptly and in greatcondition
Fantastic plant and in superb condition
Excellent looking plant. Larger than expected. Looking forward to it fruiting in due course.
Very healthy and great size for the price. Love the pot too. Packaging is great and inner gift wrapping lovely.
These instructions are sent with the plant gift
The finger lime (Citrus australasica) comes from Australia where the fruits are favourite for 'bush tucker'. Despite their southern origins these plants do surprisingly well in this country and can bring pleasure for years, with the right care.
If you are keeping your plant inside remember 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, Keep your tree away from central heating. If you are keeping your plant outside choose a sheltered patio and it will enjoy the fresh air. Don’t let the roots freeze or become waterlogged – if the ground is frozen outside then the plant should be inside, or the pot wrapped in fleece to protect from the worst of the cold.
When you water the plant, you need to ensure the top of the soil is bone dry, make sure you water the whole root ball all the way through until water runs right through the pot and out of the bottom. Always let the excess water drain away and never leave the plant standing in water. Expect to water much more frequently in summer than in winter.
In the summer (April until September), citrus trees benefit from a higher nitrate food, we use our own formula summer citrus feed every week to encourage growth. In winter they require a different feed that is more balanced to encourage fruit and flowers, so we feed them our own mix winter citrus feed fortnightly from October until March. The fruit of this tree is long and thin, and “finger” sized and ripens in winter. When you open it up you will see the capsules inside – just like a pomegranate. Some call it “lime caviar”.
Overwatering, underwatering and shock can all be a cause of leaf drop. One or two leaves is not something to worry about but more than 20 and your plant is in a grump. However, in most cases, return to a regular watering routine and temperature will lead to recovery.
Our plants are grown in a pesticide free environment. In the unlikely event that you find any pests (including aphids or caterpillars) on your plant use a soft soap or pest spray to wash off the offending creatures and pick off any damaged leaves to keep the plant tidy.