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Persian Lime Tree in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Citrus x latifolia

 

Persian Lime Tree

The Tahiti Lime produces bright green fruits throughout the year. It sports attractive, glossy, dark foliage and clusters of tiny white, scented flowers. The fruits that follow can take up to a year to ripen but are well worth the wait. Once harvested, Limes will keep for up to 2 weeks.

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plant Features
  • Persian Lime Tree likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Persian Lime Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Persian Lime Tree is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Persian Lime Tree likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Persian Lime Tree

Latin name

Citrus x latifolia

type

Evergreens

family

Rutaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Persian Lime Tree likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Persian Lime Tree is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Persian Lime Tree likes rich and free draining

    Rich and free draining

  • Water

    Persian Lime Tree likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Persian Lime Tree is 1.50meters x 2.50meters 1.50 M 2.50 M

Citrus x latifolia

The Tahiti Lime produces bright green fruits throughout the year. It sports attractive, glossy, dark foliage and clusters of tiny white, scented flowers. The fruits that follow can take up to a year to ripen but are well worth the wait. Once harvested, Limes will keep for up to 2 weeks.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Pot the tree in a large container filled with a mixture of 1 part each potting soil, organic compost and per-lite or vermiculite. Give the tree plenty of room to spread out and establish a healthy root system. Replant container plants every few years to prevent roots from becoming pot-bound.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Early Summer TO Mid Summer

Take softwood cuttings from new growth early in the day in Summer. Cut, neatly, an 8" approx. piece of a non-flowering shoot, and remove the bottom leaves, leaving just the top 3 leaves. Trim the end of the cutting so that it is about 6" long, cutting neatly just below a leaf node. . Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost about 2 1/2" into the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm - 65 deg. to 70 deg. - bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week), and keep the compost moist, but not wet.

 

Propagating by seed

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

The pip of any type of citrus fruit can be grown in a pot of seed compost as long as the compost is kept moist - not wet - and the pot is placed in a warm environment. The compost needs to be at a temperature of no less than 60 deg., or germination may not occur, or the seedling may die.

 
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