Lime trees have glossy leaves and fragrant flowers, when the light is right, which will turn into those delightful, tart, green fruits that we all know and love. They are a part of the Rutaceae family, which is home to all the citrus plants. Their fruits are a rich source of vitamin C, are sour, and are often used to accent the flavours of foods and beverages.
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 give the soil a check before you water again.
They like a high humidity environment, give them a mist daily or as often as possible. Alternatively, you can put them around a humidifier. Although they won't die if they don't receive enough humidity, their leaves may have some dry, crunchy, or yellow edges.
Lemon trees will not tolerate hot or cold drafts, so keep them away from all air conditioning and heating vents, as well as any open windows during the winter. Consistency is key with citrus plants. Train your plant to go outside in the warmer months by allowing the plant to sit outside in more and more sun each week. Abrupt changes in light and temperature will cause leaf drop so change environmental conditions gradually.
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.