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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Requirements for 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?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
when the tree young very sensitive to citrus leaf miner, thorns
Pests and diseases:
Citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ant, citrus gummosis
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:
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
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:
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?
Ripening of fruit
Possible to pick up the fruit before and let them ripening them in the house
Citrus medica var. sarcodactylus