information: Calamondin Oranges are a fun
plant to grow. They are really pretty easy to keep providing you
give them lots of light. The fruit is edible and very tart. Do
not eat the fruit of a newly acquired plant. There may still be
some chemicals in the plant that were used during production at
the nursery. The next crop of fruit your Calamondin Orange tree grows should be safe to eat.
Place Miniature Orange trees in a minimum of least one half day of direct sunshine for optimum growth.
The more sun the better. South facing windows, heated sunrooms or
greenhouses are best. If
your mini orange tree receives enough sunshine it should flower at least
twice a year and produce fruit each time it flowers.
Notice the picture above... the surface soil of the plant on the left
is dark in color and does not need water, the soil in the plant
on the right is light in color and is in need of water. Calamondin
Oranges can consume a lot of water, so check your plant
frequently until you become familiar with its needs. In high
light and warm temperatures it may need to be watered 2 or 3 times
per week. Water thoroughly until water flows from the drainage
holes. After watering remove the excess water from the drip tray
within 24 hours.
while the Mini Orange tree is actively growing with a high acid
fertilizer like Miracid® made by Miracle-Gro®. It the plant is
inactive, lightly feed every three months.
Propagation is very difficult in our dry climate and not
Common houseplant pests can include: Aphids, Foliar Mealy bugs,
Scale or Spider mites.
Miniature Calamondin Orange trees are usually available year
round 1 gallon pots and 10" containers.