80 - 90cm Variegated Kumquat Tree Citrus 22cm Pot House Plant
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Variegated Kumquat Tree (Citrus japonica) is a small, compact citrus tree that produces small, oval-shaped citrus fruits that are sweet and sour, and the tree itself can make a lovely addition to a sunny indoor or outdoor space. Here are some tips for caring for your Variegated Kumquat Tree:
Light: Variegated Kumquat trees require bright, direct sunlight for at least 6 hours a day. If you're keeping it indoors, make sure it's close to a window that gets a lot of natural light.
Water: Keep the soil evenly moist, but be careful not to overwater. Water your Variegated Kumquat tree deeply when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, and allow any excess water to drain away.
Humidity: Variegated Kumquat trees prefer high humidity, so consider placing a humidifier nearby or misting the leaves regularly to increase humidity.
Temperature: Variegated Kumquat trees prefer warm temperatures between 60°F to 85°F (16°C to 29°C), but can tolerate cooler temperatures down to 50°F (10°C).
Soil: Variegated Kumquat trees prefer well-draining soil that is slightly acidic. You can use a mixture of peat moss, perlite, and sand to create a suitable soil mix.
Fertilizer: Feed your Variegated Kumquat tree with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Use a fertilizer specifically formulated for citrus trees.
Pruning: You can prune your Variegated Kumquat tree to maintain its size and shape, as well as to encourage new growth. Prune off any dead or damaged branches, and make cuts just above a leaf node.
In addition to regular care, variegated Kumquat trees require a bit more attention to maintain their variegation. It is important to avoid direct sunlight as it can cause the variegated parts of the leaves to become green. Therefore, it is best to place them in bright, indirect light. Additionally, it is recommended to avoid using fertilizers high in nitrogen, as this can cause the plant to produce more green leaves and less variegated leaves.
By following these care tips, you can help your Variegated Kumquat Tree thrive and enjoy its sweet and sour fruits and beautiful variegated leaves for years to come.
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