Key Lime (Citrus × aurantiifolia or C. aurantifolia)
Small Air Layered from fruiting mother plant, about 2+ years.
The Citrus Aurantiifolia is the perfect plant for your home. You can grow these plants in whichever container you like. These plants can surely flourish if you live in an area with a temperate climate. The lush green-leaved and white and pink blossoms can be the perfect aesthetic for your home. You can grow these plants, enjoy the fruits of your labor, and make delicious Key lime pie.
Fresh key lime juice is preferred for flavoring marinades, making limeade, and garnishing drinks and plates due to its tantalizing bouquet and unique flavor. The juice is used for syrups and, of course, key lime pie.
Air layered Key Lime plants will produce fruit much earlier than the seedling grown equivalent.
Full sun, but could tolerate partial shade
Need regular watering during summer.
Well drain and moist soil they don’t like wet feet
A lot of citrus fertiliser. Nitrogen hungry plant
Avoid high wind to prevent flowers drop.
Drought tolerant and can stand up to -2c for a period. Covering young trees in winter against frost may be required.
Flowering and set fruit throughout Spring to summer. If they are being well look after they produce fruit all year long.
Not necessary as leaves might die off during winter time usually and come back again around spring time. Just trim any dead branch.