Citrus mitis: the dwarf orange tree

Citrus mitis is an apartment orange tree that adapts very well to the heated interior of our homes.

Maintenance is easy, repotting, watering and pruning, are all things that will help you have a beautiful Citrus mitis.

In summary, what you need to know:

Last name : Citrus mitis
Family : Rutaceae

: 1 to 2 m
Exposure : Bright indoors
Ground : Soil

: Persistent
Fruiting : November to March

Planting, repotting Citrus mitis:

Citrus mitis in pot:

It is recommended to plant Citrus mitis in a potting mix possibly enriched with fertilizer.

  • The pot must be hole at the bottom to prevent the roots from stagnating in the water.
  • Ideally, put a layer of gravel, clay balls or pebbles at the bottom of the pot to make sure that the excess water drains well to the bottom.
  • Allow a layer of 3 to 4 cm.

Plan a repotting in a pot of slightly larger diameter every 2 to 3 years.

  • Repotting is done in the spring or late summer.
  • Follow our advice for repot your Citrus mitis well

Citrus mitis in the ground:

It will only grow in the ground in areas with a Mediterranean or tropical climate.

In this case, mix your garden soil with planting potting soil and make sure your soil is well drained.
Otherwise, dig a slightly deeper hole and put a layer of pebbles, gravel, sand or clay balls at the bottom.

  • Multiplication of Citrus mitis by layering.

Pruning, maintenance of Citrus mitis:

No size is really essential but, to rebalance the silhouette of Citrus mitis, prune lightly after repotting in the spring.

  • A repotting approximately every 2 years is recommended.
  • Repot preferably at the end of winter or in spring after flowering and fruiting.

How to have beautiful fruits and magnificent foliage?

The addition of a special citrus fertilizer considerably improves the quality of the fruits and the beauty of the foliage.

Watering Citrus mitis:

Indoors, water regularly but not excessively as soon as the soil is dry. You don't need to overwater, your citrus mitis will suffer.

  • However, you can increase the doses in spring and in summer especially on a hot day.
  • In winter, wait until the soil is dry for a few centimeters between 2 waterings.

To know about Citrus mitis:

Citrus mitis, also called calamondin, is a small fruit tree that gives edible fruits, but too acidic and unfortunately indigestible.

Indoors, you will install your citrus mitis in a bright place, but avoiding the sun during the hottest hours.
Also avoid the direct proximity of a radiator.

If you can, it is good to take out your Citrus mitis after any risk of frost, from spring until the end of summer, whether on a terrace, balcony or in the garden.

Diseases, parasites common in Citrus mitis:

  • The most common parasite is the cochineal. A whitish down appears on the foliage: here is how to fight
  • Also strengthen the resistance of your Citrus mitis by adding fertilizer:

Smart tip about Citrus mitis:

Regular intake of citrus fertilizer will improve flowering and fruiting.

Read also :

  • All citrus: advice, maintenance
  • We can also find a Citrus mitis at the best price thanks to the Internet

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