How to grow Lime tree

Lime tree growing tree of the genus citrus is a few type of trees with this Lime tree, Lime tree grow as perennial evergreen used also as orLime treental plant, some cultivars with thorns. It can grow in tropical, subtropical, mediterranean, desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 8+.

Flowers are white with purple with yellow stamen,

Lime tree fruit

Fruit size ~13-24 cm’ and color is mostly green, but can be yellow, white. Most of the Lime trees are sour but Sweet Lime tree is sweet, the inner fruit divided by segments. the segment cover with soft thin layer, it containing the pulp (little cones covered with a thinner layer). Rind color green, green-yellowish, yellow The rind is edible but sometimes little bitter also used as flavor and fragrant

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Requirements for Lime tree growing and care:

Frost free, design because of the thorns easy to pick the fruits

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

Is it necessary to graft reproduction in Lime tree?
Yes, necessary, some of them cut

Difficulties/Problems with growing Limes plant:

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn

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

Pruning season:
All the year

How to prune a Limes plant:
Dead branch, cross branch, too much growth density

Size of the plant?
2-10 m, 6-30 feet

Growth speed in Limes plant:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
When the tree is young average amount of water after when the tree is fully grown small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing Limes plant:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Most of the year

General information about the flower
flowers are white with yellow stamen

Thinning / Deadheading of Limes plant Blossom:
the first year should thinning the flowers,

Pollination is done by:

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
Most of the year

Pests or diseases in Limes fruit:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, Alternaria

What can be done with big quantities of Limes fruit?
Eat, juice alcohol, 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 for a Limes plant to bear fruit?

Ripening of fruit
Possible to pick up the fruit before and let them ripening them in the house (or even to use them)


Kaffir Lime treetree or shrub, the leaves are edible, fruit size ~3-5 cm’ and color is green, yellow with sour taste.

Finger Lime treeshrub or small tree, fruit size ~3-10 cm, the pulp is small round cells, fruit colors: yellow, write, red, green, it can be sweet / sour or something in between. Rind appears in green, red brown, orange or black.

Key Lime treetree, fruit size ~3-5 cm’ and color is green, yellow, with sour taste. The rind color: green sometime green-yellowish

Persian Lime treetree with thorns, sour fruit, the size ~4-6 cm’ and color is green with little bit of yellow. Some cultivars are seedless. The rind is thick in green color.

Sweet Lime treetree, fruit size ~13-24 cm’ and color is yellow/white, it is sweet something with a little sour.. Rind color is yellow.

Scientific name:


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