About Indian Sweet Lime
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.
|Plant Height||36 inch (91 cm)|
|Plant Spread ||6 inch (15 cm)|
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Indian Sweet Lime, Mausammi, sweet orange, Persian lime, sweet limetta, sweet lime, sweet lemon and Mausammi|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||up to 4-5 meters.|
|Flower Colour ||White.|
|Bloom Time ||late summer-fall|
|Difficulty Level ||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. Soil The soil should be well drained and fertile rich in oragnic content. Watering Poke 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 Fertilizer During 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-potting When 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
Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.
Plant Protection Remove 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. Don'ts Easily grows in AC rooms but away from AC vents. Do not over-water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
Indian Sweet Lime care
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:
|Sunlight ||Natural bright light.|
|Watering ||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 ||Soil should be well drain and fertile, rich in organic content.|
|Temperature ||20-35 degrees celsius.|
|Fertilizer ||Apply any organic fertilizer.|
Indian Sweet Lime special feature
Sweet lime is one of those uniquely Indian fruits that, while perhaps not that Citrus limetta fruit peel displayed antihyperglycemic properties.
Indian Sweet Lime uses
- 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
Frequently Asked Questions
How to plant a lemon tree in a pot?
To grow lemon tree in pot consider the following points.
1.Pot size up to 7-10 inch with drainage hole
2.Potting mixture- Potting mixture should be well drain, fertile and nutrient rich.
3.Add one layer of the soil in the pot.4.Keep the plant in the center and add remaining soil and water the plant gently. Provide At least 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight after 2-3 days of potting.
Does lemon grass plant repel mosquitoes?
Yes, Lemon grass act as long term mosquito repellent.
Where to plant a lemon tree in the yard?
To grow lemon tree in the yard consider the following points.
1. Sunlight- At least 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required.
2.Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich.
3.Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch
How to grow lemon plants at home?
To grow lemon tree at home consider the following points. 1. Sunlight- At least 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 2.Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3.Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch
Where to plant a lemon tree as per Vastu?
Lemon trees should be planted outside of home as per vastu.
Do lemon plants have thorns?
Yes, True lemons have sharp thorns.
Does the lemon plant need sunlight?
Lemon plant need at least 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight.
Why is my lemon plant dying?
The main reasons for the dying lemon plant are as follows
1. Less or Over watering to lemon plant.
2. No proper sunlight
3.Heavy infestation of Pest and Disease.
Is lemon plant good for home?
Lemon trees are considered to be good for health it is rich source of Vitamin C therefore it is good for home.
Will lemon water kill plants?
Lemon water is used to lower the Ph but overusing will kill plants.
What is lemon plant?
The lemon is a species of small evergreen tree in the flowering plant family Rutaceae.
Can lemon plants survive winter?
Yes, lemon plants survive in winter, too cold affects the flowering of the plant Only.
Why is my lemon plant dropping leaves?
Reasons of dropping leaves 1. Cold damage 2. Improper watering. 3.Lack of nutrients
Monday, 16 March 2020
I had ordered this plant...I m very much satisfied with Nurserylive.... :)
Monday, 02 March 2020
is the pot and soil included?
Friday, 14 February 2020
Versatile plant that can be kept in sunny or semi-shade environments
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