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Tahiti Lime Ministem

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£32.00
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This attractive lime tree produces deliciously scented flowers followed by large juicy fruit. They are a perfect size for a windowsill as like all citrus, Tahiti lime trees need plenty of light and a careful watering routine
Current Description
A younger version of our large lime, these cute plants have a neat head of foliage, and we would expect them to flower and fruit next spring.
50cm tall in a 2L pot
5 Stars 5/ 5 17 reviews
A.C.Hill, Apr 17
5 stars

Arrived on time well packaged the tree was well watered and a delight to see

Alis Power, Aug 26
5 stars

Great present

Natasha, Jul 24
5 stars

Great thank you

Paul Fairburn, Jul 18
5 stars

Sent as a gift - very happy with the quality & value

Lia, May 20
5 stars

I bought this lime tree for my dad (a G&T enthusiast!) and was overjoyed with this lovely plant. I took them out of the box in the days leading up to my father's birthday, during witch time 3 new branches shot up and more fruits started appearing! By the time I needed to pop them back in the box, I had to leave it's new branches poking out of the top!

Tania, May 19
5 stars

Came with lots of limes on the tree so made a perfect present !

Sandra, Apr 21
5 stars

Lovely plant and useful too

Amy W, Mar 19
5 stars

Came well packaged and well established

Customer, Surrey, Dec 21
5 stars

Friendly team. Great customer service.

SANDRA DAVIES, Aug 16
5 stars

Highly recommend this company. Fast and efficient delivery and plant arrived in beautiful condition

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Care Instrictions

These instructions are sent with the plant gift

This little tree has both tasty fruit and fragrant flowers. It can bring pleasure for months, or even years, with the right care.

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

More Information

Tahiti Lime

Scientific Name:Citrus latifolia

An alternate common name is Persian lime.

Scented white flowers

Sharp

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