Citrofortunella Fusion 'LYVIA' (Citrina)

$68.00 incl. GST
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Description

DISCLAIMER

  1. The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and although look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
  2. Flowers/Fruits are seasonal and plants may not be with flowers/fruits at the time of order/delivery.
  3. Overall Height is measured from the bottom of the pot to the tallest point of the plant vertically.

PRODUCT MEASUREMENT

  • Plant Overall Height APPROXIMATELY:-
  • 35cm for POT SIZE 14cm(Ø)

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • This interesting variety is the result of crossing the key lime with a round kumquat, citrus japonica, and citrus aurantifolia, to produce a unique hybrid of the qualities and flavors of both fruits.
  • Now found all over the world, this Citrofortunella Fusion was first hybridized by the American botanist American Walter Tennyson Swingle in 1909.
  • Each Limequat is named in tribute to the Florida city where it was first grown all those years ago..
  • In Europe, Lyvia will naturally flower between June and July, producing a bounty of colorful fruit from October to April.
  • This small tree grows fairly slowly, presenting a contained, bushy form of citrus leaves characteristic of its heritage.
  • Lyvia is a versatile plant and is equally at home indoors as an ornamental houseplant or outdoors as dressing for a patio or alcove.
  • Their adaptability offers an excellent opportunity for a novice – being fairly small, easily replanted, and comfortable with being pruned to shape.
  • The fruit of Lyvia is a yellowish green, oval, and slightly larger than the other varieties of Eustis Limequat.
  • With fewer seeds than a kumquat, they offer a unique combination of flavor - quite sweet with a subtly acidic flesh.
  • This makes it a perfect ingredient for drinks and seafood dishes.
  • While, in contrast to limes, the fruit can be eaten whole, they remain an interesting twist to cocktails or as a unique garnish item.
  • A healthy one too – as it boasts a very high concentration of vitamin C.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • Moist but well-drained
  • Loamy and neutral. 

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FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • Use citrus plant food or slow-release fertilizer with extra nitrogen.
  • The nitrogen content should be nearly double when compared to the phosphorous and potassium content; for example, 20-10-10.

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LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • Full Sun.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • Water the soil deeply once or twice a week, rather than frequent shallow watering.
  • When the soil is dry to about 6 inches, water the lime tree.

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