How to grow Calamansi

Calamansi tree growing tree of the genus Citrofortunella also known as Kalamansi, Calamondin or Calamandarin, Calamansi tree grow as perennial evergreen used more as ornamental plant. It can grow in tropical, subtropical or mediterranean climate and also as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 8+.

Flower color white and small, flowers grow in clusters.

Calamansi tree fruit

Fruit size ~3-6 cm and color is orange, the inner fruit divided by segments the segment cover with layer. The taste is sour with little hint of sweet.

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How to grow growing Calamansi tree:

Frost free

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

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties/Problems with growing:
When tree is young, very sensitive to citrus leaf miner

When is the best time to plant:
Spring / Autumn

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

When is the best time to prune?
All year

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

Size of the plant?
2-4 m, 80-160 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Irrigation water management requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade (with light)

Is it possible to grow indoor?

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

Blooming information

When does flowers bloom?
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
White flowers

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruit

When does Calamansi tree yield:
Autumn / Winter

Pests or diseases in Kalamansi fruit:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, alternaria

What can be done with big quantities of Calamansi fruit?
Eat, juice, the rind used fragrant, fruit leather, sugary rind

Work requirements on the fruit:
pick up (sometimes cut branches that grow into the fruit)

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-3 years

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

Scientific name:

Citrus microcarpa

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