Grow your very own oranges with our Citrus 'Calamondin' Tree! These self-pollinating, small shrubs will look amazing both inside and outside your home. The citrus fruit that they produce is a hybrid between a kumquat and a mandarin orange.
Drought tolerant, Calamondins are the easiest to care for citrus trees. They grow perfumed flowers that bloom into juicy golf-ball sized edible orange fruits. Although introduced to North Americans around 1900, they only started being exported to the US in the early 60s for use as houseplants. From then, their popularity started to grow worldwide.
Easy to care for and tough plant, it will suit even the most inexperienced plant lover if the care tips are followed correctly
Its foliage remains green throughout the year
It’s a small, bushy, evergreen tree, and it belongs to the Rutaceae (Rue family)
Also known as Calamandarin, Calamansi, Chinese Orange, Golden Lime and Calamondin
Citrus trees like warmer temperatures, so if you live in a colder area, you need to bring it indoors and keep it in a well-heated room
Calamondin Orange Tree Care Guide
Can grow indoors and in shade but they thrive if grown in full sun
Soil should be dry to the depth of 1 inch between waterings; water thoroughly once or twice a week, be more generous during extended dry periods
Prefers warmer temperatures, from 21 °C to 32 °C and will struggle below 12 °C
Feed it during the growing season with full strength, water-soluble fertilizer
Wipe any dusty leaves with a clean cloth to avoid infections
Calamondin Orange Tree General Information
Native to China
Can grow as high as 3 to 6 meter, but it’s very unlikely as an indoor plant with the correct pruning