Calamondin Orange Tree
Calamondin, aka Citrus mitis or Calamansi, is a sour citrus fruit originating in China and is a cross between a mandarin orange and a kumquat. Its glossy leaves also give off a delightful citrus aroma. Being one of the best indoor fruiting trees, it produces small, sour oranges, about 1 inch in diameter, which resemble tangerines. It can also withstand temperatures down to -6°C! But if you want an abundance of fruit, keep it in a very bright and warm location.
They love as much sun as possible. The best spot for them is where they can see the sun during the majority of the day.
They will do best in bright light. A nice bright place inside your home would be on the window sill or a stool that is right next to a window, either with or without blinds, depending on if the plant can handle sun. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.
They need to be watered when the top half of the soil is dry to the touch. That usually takes about 1 week in an average home environment. It will vary depending on the time of year, your environment and lighting conditions, but it's always safer to underwater or give the soil a check before you water again.
They will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate a little bit of humidity if provided, give them a mist daily or get a humidifier.
Prune your plant back in the spring when new growth starts to avoid it becoming "leggy", or stretched out, this will also encourage new branches to grow from just below the cut. To promote blooming, make sure to keep your plant snug in its pot, if there is too much room for the roots, it will not focus on flowering. Avoid putting the plant in a spot that has drafts.
The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.