Calamondin Orange Tree
A hybrid of the mandarin orange and kumquat, Calamondin Orange Tree grows tasty, edible fruit and has beautfiully scented flowers when it blooms. The bright, bushy leaves of the evergreen orange tree make it a welcome addition in the home.
Plant Height: 75cm Pot Size: 22cm
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How To Care For Calamondin Orange Tree
You need to pay close attention to the watering of your organge tree, especially when grown in a pot. You want to ideally keep the soil moist but not wet. Consider adding a mulch / topping to the top layer of soil to help with water retention. You can monitor your soil hydration with one of our soil combitesters.
The Calamondin Orange Tree ideally wants full sun wherever possible – this means at least 6 hours a day. Keep it by a sunny window or add grow lights to provide enough light.
Orange trees love a humid environment so you can treat it to a spray as often as you can. Take note that Calamondin Orange Trees are not frost tolerant at all, so if you are thinking of keeping it outside, do so in a pot so you can bring it back indoors during winter. Keep temperatures above 13 degrees celcius.
Use a high quality, nutrient rich potting soil for this plant. It would prefer a sligthly acidic soil where possible with plenty of drainage.
Fertilise regularly during spring and summer and stop during winter. You can consider using a slow-releasing fertiliser.
Keep your eyes out for mealybugs and root-rot. You can apply neem oil if you spot any pests and ensure you have plenty of good drainage to avoid root-rot.
Consider repotting your Calamondin Orange Tree annually if you want to encourage growth or once every 2 or 3 years to keep it more manageable.
About Calamondin Orange Tree
The Calamondin Orange Tree is a citrus tree. A hybrid of the mandarin orange and kumquat it grows tasty, edible fruit and has beautfiully scented flowers when it blooms. The bright, bushy leaves of the evergreen orange tree make it a welcome addition in the home.
Native to the Phillipines, Calamansi is used in many Filipino dishes. Often used in condiments, drinks, dishes, marinades, and preserves.
Please note: this plant comes in a plastic nursery pot. Browse our entire range of plant pots to add that extra charm and character to your home.