Sweet lime growing tree of the genus citrus also known as Sweet lemon. Sweet lime grow as perennial evergreen with vigorous thorns. It can grow in tropical, subtropical or mediterranean climate.What makes it special:
- Powerhouse of Vitamin C.
- Detoxifies the body.
- Perfect plant for outdoor.
- Strengthens Hair.
mosambi belongs to the Rutaceae family. The taste of mosambi is slightly tart to extremely sweet when ripe. The branches are smooth, branch irregularly and bear numerous thorns. It bears fragrant white flowers and the unripe green fruit turns to yellow on ripening.
The fruits ripen only on the tree and once they are picked they do not ripen further. Hence only ripe fruits should be bought.
||36 inch (91 cm)
||6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Indian Sweet Lime, Mausammi, sweet orange, Persian lime, sweet limetta, sweet lime, sweet lemon and Mausammi
|Maximum Reachable Height
||up to 4-5 meters.
||Easy to grow.
Planting and care
Keep the plant outdoor in natural bright light.Protect the plant from direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage.SoilThe soil should be well drained and fertile rich in oragnic content.WateringPoke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.Application of FertilizerDuring the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.Re-pottingWhen a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.For re-potting procedure click here
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Plant ProtectionRemove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.DontsEasily grows in AC rooms but away from AC vents.Do not over-water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:Keep the plant in natural indirect bright Light.Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
||Natural bright light.
||Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
||Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.
||20-35 degrees celsius.
||Apply any organic fertilizer.
Mosambi special feature
Sweet lime is one of those uniquely Indian fruits that, while perhaps not that Citrus limetta fruit peel displayed antihyperglycemic properties.
- sweet lime juice is a rich source of vitamin C
- sweet lime Promotes Healthy Skin
- sweet lime uses to Boosts Energy
- sweet lime good for Eyes