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Variegated calamondin May 24

Variegated Calamondin

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Sometimes called calamansi, these unusual variegated calamondins, (Citrus microcarpa 'variegata') not only have unusually marked leaves but many of their fruits are variegated too, making them a perfect gift for a citrus lover. Like the regular calamondin they produce small sharp-tasting oranges which are delicious sliced into drinks and cocktails.
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The new delivery of variegated calamondins are looking super with plenty of ripe and ripening fruits on a neat head of foliage as in the main photo. Good to know: Even though we carefully wrap all of our plants to protect them, when calamondins are ripe and / or heavy like this it is not unusual for the odd one to be dislodged in transit. The good news is that you can enjoy it on arrival, sliced into a drink of your choice maybe?
65cm+ in a 5L pot
1 x Variegated Calamondin   + £0.00
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5 Stars 5/ 5 4 reviews
Michaela Gaston-Ross, Feb 09
5 stars

:Plants4Prresents contacted me after an unfavourable review and gave me their contact details. I rang them and I spoke to a lovely lady who immediately arranged for a replacement tree to be delivered to my aunty. It has since arrived and my aunty is thrilled with it. I was impressed with the swift and efficient response to the problem. My aunty was also offered support from plants4presents on how to care for her plant and she intends to take them up on this offer. Customer care has been outstanding. Thank-you.

Dominique Davis, May 14
5 stars

came in perfect condition and with a handwritten note

F A Flight, May 07
5 stars

Good Heath plant

Shilpa Sharma, Aug 06
5 stars

Lovely tree was a present and they really liked it.

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Care Instrictions

These instructions are sent with the plant gift

This unusual citrus tree has variegated leaves and sometimes even variegated fruits. 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 will depend on the warmth of the room and could be anything from 8 days to 3-4 weeks. Always wait until the top of the soil is bone dry and the plant feels light when you pick it up before watering again. During the summer, it could be up to once a day. 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

Over watering, under watering 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 if the variegated tips start to turn yellow, it is likely that your plant is lacking one of the trace elements. A good citrus feed added when watering should bring the colour back to the leaves. Please note that occasionally a branch may develop without any variegation if this happens just snip this branch out to encourage more variegated growth in its place.

In the unlikely event that you find any pests (e.g. 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.

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