Key Lime Trees
Citrus × aurantiifolia
|8" Pot||$34.95 List $44.95|
|10" Pot||$49.95 List $59.95|
|Happy Frog Fruit and Flower Fertilizer||$29.95|
|Espoma Organic Potting Mix||$11.95|
|Mature Height:||6 to 12 feet if unpruned|
|Mature Width:||6 to 8 feet|
|Sunlight:||Full Sun, Partial Sun|
|Water Requirements:||Allow to dry out between waterings|
|Details:||Deep Green Fruit, Very fragrant, Produces Authentic Key Limes|
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Key Lime trees need sufficient water for new growth and flowers so keep watered regularly. Even Indoors it will produce fruit that has an extremely high, moisture content. Great for making the Pies that bear its name.
Growing Key Lime Trees Indoors
Key Lime tree needs sufficient water for new growth, flowers and to produce fruit that have an extremely high, moisture content. When watering citrus at a rate to meet their needs, it is important for the container to be porous. In plastic pots, the top of the soil may appear dry when soil at the bottom of the pot is still wet. The plastic does not allow the roots at the bottom of the pot to retain sufficient oxygen and that often leads to rotting roots. That is why terracotta flower pots work so well, because they are porous and allow the roots to have moisture and oxygen at the same time.
In the ground: If you live in a climate where you can plant you Key Lime Tree in the ground outdoors, we suggest you plant your newly purchased Key Lime Tree in a hole that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Key Lime Tree to spread through the loose, nutrient rich soil, much easier than if you used solely the existing soil which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant to deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole. In Containers: If you live in a northern are where you must plant your Key Lime Tree in a container we suggest first that you select the right size pot with adequate drainage holes. A 2-3 year old citrus tree typically wants to grow in about a 12” diameter nursery pot. A large terra cotta pot is ideal because it will allow the roots of the citrus tree to dry out between waterings. This is very importaant for proper growing of citrus trees. Any pot will do however you will need to be sure the pot will drain. We suggest putting a layer of stones or gravel approximately 1 to 1.5 inches thick. This will allow for proper drainage and assure the drainage holes in the pot do not become blocked over time. Use a soil mix that is lightweight and drains well. If the mix contains a large proportion of dense, absorbent material, such as peat moss or worm castings, amend with 1/4-1/3 volume of pine bark. This is a good time to add Bio-tone starter fertilizer to the soil and mix thoroughly. Water in thoroughly, Once the roots have settled, we prefer using slow release fertilizers such as Citrus-Tone by Espoma applied to the soil surface, rather than using plant stakes. This avoids any risk of burning the roots.