The Calamondin (Citrofortunella microcarpa) is a shrub which is beautiful and at the same time an undemanding house plant. This is what makes it so popular. It is native to Southeast Asia.
Knowing Calamondin (Citrofortunella microcarpa)
It is a dwarf variety of the citrus shrub. The fruits are mostly sour and come to use in cooking. This plant will enhance your indoors both with its beauty and amazing fragrance.
The Calamondin orange tree can grow between 3-4 feet (90-120 cm).
This shrub has wing-like appendages on parts of the leaf stalks. The beauty of the leaves along with white and purple flowers makes it an ornamental asset.
Growing Calamondin Orange Tree
The calamondin requires bright sunlight regularly. Almost 4 hours of direct sunshine is necessary for this plant to prosper indoors. Additionally, you can rotate the plant little bit every week. That will enable every side of the calamondin tree to get proper exposure to the sunlight. If you are using a grow light, then make sure the light covers most of the plant. Because this plant grows toward its light source.
It requires being watered regularly. Due to its tropical characteristics, the plant prefers moist potting mix/ soil. Just make sure the top of the soil dries out before watering it again.
Being a subtropical plant, the humidity preference of the calamondin is moderate. Misting the plant at regular intervals is a good idea.
The Citrofortunella microcarpa likes warm temperatures. The ideal temperature range should be between 65 to 75 °F (18 and 24 °C).
You can propagate the calamondin orange tree using stem tip cuttings.