How to grow Buddha's hand

Buddha’s hand growing tree of the genus citrus is a type of Citron, Buddha’s hand grow as perennial evergreen with thorns used also as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, subtropical or mediterranean climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+.

Leaves color green glossy in oval shape.

Flowers are white with purple with yellow stamen.

Buddha’s hand leaves

Fruit are look like hand with a lot of fingers and little bit shapeless, there is no pulp sometimes seedless. Fruit mostly peel in color yellow, the size ~10-22 cm, taste is bitter sour. The peel is edible and also used as flavor and fragrant

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How to grow Buddha’s hand growing and care:

Can survive little frost not optimal, well drained

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft reproduction in Buddha’s hand?
Yes, possible

Difficulties or problems when growing:
when the tree young very sensitive to citrus leaf miner, thorns

Planting season:
Spring, Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ant, citrus gummosis

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Dead branch, cross branch, too much density

Size of the plant?
3-5 m, 10-15 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Flowers are white with yellow stamen

Thinning the bloom:
The first year should thinning the flowers

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruit

Fruit harvest season:

Fruits pests or diseases:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, Alternaria

What can be done with big quantities of Buddha’s hand fruits?
Eat, juice, the rind used fragrant, fruit leather, sugary rind

Work requirements on the fruit:
Pick up (sometimes cut brunches that grow into the fruit)

How long does it take to bear fruit?
1.5-3 years

Ripening of fruit
Possible to pick up the fruit before and let them ripening them in the house

Scientific name:

Citrus medica var. sarcodactylus

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone