Citrus fruits are the most delicious freshly harvested, but there are other senses: they are used as additives to the dough or made from delicious marmalades, say, of kumquat. Aromatic leaves of citrus-lime (Citrus hystrix) are an integral part of many Asian cuisine dishes. For the aromatic supplements, the best bowl is with berries of bergamot (Citrus bergamia). And the citrus decoration is always interesting.
Aromatic lemon, kumquat or lime from your garden would be great to have, right? Plants from the citrus family grown in pots will help this dream come true! In this way, you will enter a part of the Mediterranean lifestyle. And in pots, citrus look like a low tree. Particularly attractive dense crowns form, for example, mandarin, orange, and kumquat. Alternatives are the plants that are grown on the pavilion. Their pruning, however, requires little experience. By their nature, the citrus leaves are sufficiently airy.
Citrus fascinates with diversity. To whom are more important aromatic fruits, they should choose lemon and lime. Their varieties always reach, even when there are not enough sunny days. The best is Citrus bergamia. Its essential oils give the scent and tea to “Earl Gray”. While only a few fruits are produced from orange blossoms, there are hundreds of varieties with small fruits.
Sun and water for your plants
There is never enough sun for citrus. For this reason, the best habitats are just south facing. But you need caution – at the stroke of the summer, you should put the flowerpots in the shade so that the root does not warm up too much. During the hot days, you need to water them in the morning and in the evening.
Wait until the soil completely dries with the next watering. For a long time, people thought that ideal for citrus is soft rainwater, but this was proved to be wrong. More medium-hard water is preferable. Citrus should be watered every week until the end of August. Fewer corrections on the canopy are allowed at all times, not only in March when you need to do the main pruning.
When winter starts
However, as we know, for citrus trees it is necessary to put them inside your house during the winter, or when cold weather occurs. They need to be at all times in a place where the temperature is above zero because they can not withstand cold. Depending on the size of the plant, it is also necessary to have an appropriate pot size in which it will be planted.
Even the protection of the plant with the help of various types of suitable materials will not help because the lemon can winter at a maximum temperature around zero, and after that, the plant loses its condition, loses part of the leaves and cannot be recovered. Be sure your plant is always in a warm sunny place and you will be amazed by the fruits it will give you.