Read about the fruit trees that are grown indoor.
Growing small trees especially planting indoor citrus tree is quite easy
if done with little care.
Indoor Citrus Trees
A wide variety of dwarf citrus trees is now
available, which are best suited to life indoors. These trees not only
provide a plenty of fresh fruits for culinary purposes, but also serve
as attractive house plants. Orange, grapes, lime and lemon are usually
grown outdoors, while the dwarf varieties are preferably chosen for
growing indoors. If you are looking for some tips to grow the trees at
your home, then this article will help you a great deal. Go through the
following lines to get some tips for growing indoor citrus trees.
Tips For Growing Indoor Citrus Trees
- Growing big varieties of citrus trees, indoors, requires
continuous pruning and repotting. Therefore, the best bet is to grow
the dwarf varieties of citrus fruits, such as Calamondin orange
(Citrus mitis) or a Key lime (Citrus aurantiifolia), which can be
easily grown in containers.
- While purchasing a tree, make sure that you have arrived at a
true dwarf tree - one that has been grafted onto a dwarfing
- Purchase the tree from a nursery. You may get dwarf citrus trees
that are about two years old.
- Like the outdoor trees, indoor dwarf citrus trees require bright,
direct sunlight. Trees that are grown indoors all through the year
should be placed in a warm temperature with sufficient lighting, so
that they are capable of bearing sweet, tasty fruits. For the
purpose, you will need a sunroom or a bright, south-facing window.
- The slow-growing dwarf indoor citrus trees grow in temperature
ranging from 55 - 68 degrees F and require around 30 -60 % humidity.
- The dwarf citrus trees should be watered frequently, but excess
of water is not suitable for them. If the soil is dry at least 2 to
3 inches below the surface, you should irrigate it immediately. In
addition, watering will depend upon the soil composition as well as
the temperature of the room, which keeps changing with changing
- Excess of watering turns the leaves of the plant into yellow
color. Therefore, make sure that sufficient amount of water is
drained properly, after every irrigation.
- Citrus trees should be fertilized at least once a month. You may
use a mixture of manganese, iron and zinc fertilizer for the same.
- Pollination is another requisite for the proper growth of indoor
citrus trees. Since the trees cannot be pollinated by insects, you
need to brush the stamen of open blossoms with a paint brush.
- Watch out for the nasty pests, which may hamper the growth of the
dwarf trees. Mealy bugs and spider mites could attack the trees
anytime, so better spray little amount of pesticide on the trees.