Growing Lemon plant is an easy way to add a tropical flair to your garden. When you know its unique health benefits, and how to care for Lemon plants, you will be rewarded with many years of lovely fruit.

    What makes it special:
  • One of the best attractive fruiting plant.
  • Low maintenance plant.
  • Perfect plant for pot, outdoor and with lots of health benefits etc.
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About Nimboo

This product does not have fruit at the time of shipping. After 2-3 year, the plant will bloom and set the fruit. The lemon, Citrus limon, is a species of small evergreen tree in the flowering plant family Rutaceae, Its fruits are round in shape.

In India, in terms of area under cultivation, citrus is the third largest fruit industry after Banana and Mango. Citrus require minimal pruning by trimming overcrowded branches, with the tallest branch cut back to encourage bushy growth. Throughout summer, pinching back tips of the most vigorous growth assures more abundant canopy development.Lemons are one of the healthiest fruits out there with wide-ranging health benefits.

They are full of essential vitamins and minerals and have extensive use in the culinary world. Lemon nutrition is very low-calorific but rich in vitamins, essential oils and antioxidant.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height30 inch (76 cm)
Plant Spread 7 inch (18 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Nimboo, Limboo, lime
Maximum Reachable Height 2-4 meter
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time February-March and June-July
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care


Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.

Sunlight

  • Morning sunlight of more than 6 hours a day is ideal for flowering and fruit development.

  • Soil
  • The soil should be well drained, fertile and rich in organic content for growing Nimboo plant.

  • Watering
  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 4 cup (approx.200ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • As a rule of thumb, water the plants thoroughly in summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.
  • Water should be applied preferably in the morning or evening.

  • Application of Fertilizer
  • Before application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so, it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.
  • Apply organic fertilizer once a month during the main growing season (December-February)
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

  • Plant Protection
  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

  • Don'ts
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungal infection.
  • Nimboo care

    Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:

  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 4 cup (approx.200ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch.
  • Keep the plant in indirect bright light.
  • Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.

  • Key requirements to keep plant healthy:

    Sunlight Natural bright light with morning sunlight(more than 6 hours)
    Watering Apply 4 cup(approx.200ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch
    Soil Well drained, fertile and rich in organic content
    Temperature 13-37 Degree Celsius
    Fertilizer Apply organic fertilizer once a month during the main growing season (December-February)
    Harvest Season 2-3 month after blooms

    Nimboo special feature

    Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C, essential nutrients, numerous phytochemical

    Nimboo uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Used as screening and hedge purpose in landscaping

    Medicinal Use:

    • There is a belief in Ayurvedic medicine that a cup of hot water with lemon juice in it every morning tonifies and purifies the liver
    • Note: The following information is general guidelines, be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines

    Culinary Use:

    • The oval fruit is famous is used widely for its juice
    • The whole lemon is used to make marmalade, lemon curd and lemon liqueur
    • The pulp and rind are also used, primarily in cooking and baking
    • Lemon juice is acidic in nature and makes it a cheap, readily available acid for use in educational science experiments
    • Lemon juice, rind, and zest are used in a wide variety of food and drink
    • It is used to make lemonade, soft drinks, and cocktails

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Nimboo?

    Nimboo is commonly known as Nimboo, Limboo, lime

    How tall do Nimboo grow?

    On average Nimboo grows 2-4 meter

    What color are Nimboo?

    A Nimboo plant bears flowers of color White

    When Nimboo blooms?

    With enough light, Nimboo may produce White flowers in February-March and June-July

    How hard is Nimboo to grow?

    A Nimboo is Easy

    How much sunlight does a Nimboo need?

    A Nimboo prefers Natural bright light with morning sunlight(more than 6 hours)

    How much water does a Nimboo need?

    A Nimboo prefers watering Apply 4 cup(approx.200ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch

    What kind of soil does a Nimboo need?

    A Nimboo prefers Well drained, fertile and rich in organic content

    What temperature does a Nimboo like?

    A Nimboo prefers 13-37 Degree Celsius

    How often should I fertilize my Nimboo?

    To encourage Nimboo growth, Apply organic fertilizer once a month during the main growing season (December-February)



    Reviews

    Saturday, 14 March 2020

    Properties of this plant makes it??great houseplants.

    Ila Mishra

    Tuesday, 03 March 2020

    Can be kept in semi shade areas

    Franziska Trenner

    Wednesday, 26 February 2020

    My plants are thriving! Will definitely buy this plant again when needed.

    Sudhesh Panicker
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