Kick it up a notch! This 'Calamondin Orange' comes with an extra feature. The leaves are variegated with a cream white colour. The beautiful variegated also extends to the fruit itself. As the fruit forms deep green stripping can be seen along the skin. As the fruit ripens and matures the deep green colour lightens to yellow-green stripes.
Key Benefits of Calamondin Orange 'Variegated'
The 'Calamondin Orange' is a true work of art! From the beautiful unique foliage to the bright white flowers. This citrus tree will brighten up your home and mood.
Calamondin Orange 'Variegated' Plant Care Tips
How to care for information:
Citrus trees require lots of drainage, they become very upset if excess water is allowed to pool near their roots.
While Citrus Tree needs lots of direct and bright light, this light should not exceed 8hrs a day. Having an excess of 8+Hrs of light per day will cause the tree to enter a vegetative state and it will fail to flower or fruit.
When flowers occur, gently use a q tip or small brush and rub the centres of each flower. This will help pollinate your tree and encourage fruiting to occur.
Nitrogen is key to a happy citrus tree! Select a Nitrogen heavy fertiliser that is formulated for citrus trees. Stay away from fertilizer sticks, instead add worm casting to the soil for an extra boost!
Keep your tree away from drafts or heat vents, the temperature should not fluctuate wildly.
Humidity is key to a happy citrus plant! In the mornings or use a humidifier or diffuser near the tree to boost the surrounding humidity.
The Calamondin Orange 'Variegated' Story
Where is it from?
This unique citrus is a hybrid between a citrus and kumquat. And is typically cultivated in the Philippines.
Who is the Calamondine Orange 'Variegated'?
Calamondin Oranges are an economically important citrus. They are commonly used in Malaysian and Indonesian cuisines. This orange is sometimes referred to as a Philippine Lime or Sweet orange.
Is the Calamondin Orange 'Variegated' the right plant for me?
Citrus trees can be notoriously difficult to care for indoors, especially if you are new to plants. However, they are also one of the most rewarding plants to carrefour. And the Orange Tree is no exception to this!
If you are dedicated and can commit to caring for the Orange Tree and meet its environmental needs, come summer you should have a few prized green gems on your hands!
Pet Friendly: No, These plants contain thorns and oil that can be dangerous to our pets.
Location Suggestions: Select the perfect location for your Orange Tree based on the lighting! Choose a South facing window and keep away from cold drafts and heat vents! If this doesn’t work for you, a strong Grow light can be used as a substitute.
Calamondin Orange 'Variegated' Care Guide
Maximum of 8Hrs of bright - direct sunlight. Over 8 to 12Hrs of light will cause the tree to enter a vegetative state.
Allow the top 5cm to 8cm of soil to dry out in between waterings. Check the soil moisture level every 5 to 7 days in the summer. And every 7 to 10 days in the winter. Watering to frequently will cause issues. Even if leaf drop occurs look at adjusting the temperature before adding more water.
Maintain an even temperature of 20°C - 26°C, Try to eliminate any severe temperature fluctuations or drafts.
Use a fertiliser formulated for citrus trees. Or select a fertiliser that is heavy in Nitrogen. Worm castings are an excellent way to help boost soils nitrogen levels.
Add additional humidity in the mornings only. Gently wipe down your leaves with a damp cloth.
Calamondin Orange 'Variegated' General Information
This unique citrus is a hybrid between a citrus and kumquat. And is typically cultivated in the Phillipines.
Mildly toxic. The fruit is edible but the tree itself is not and should not be ingested.