Taking Care of Calamondin Orange Trees
You may choose to buy Calamondin Orange Trees at different stages of growth. Lemon Citrus Tree offers options, including trees less than a year old. These younger trees will typically need a year or two before it starts to bear fruit and flowers. However, you can purchase a two or three-year-old plant, which is likely to blossom right away. Either way, it’s important to know how to take care of Calamondin Orange Trees.
If you plant the tree in a pot, the pot needs to be larger than the root ball. It also has to have a good depth. Ideally, you need a pot with holes for drainage at the bottom. Place some gravel or broken pieces of clay pots in the bottom to allow for good drainage and encourage air flow. Once you’ve planted it, it should be placed in an area where it receives six to eight hours of sun. Supplementary lighting works for indoor plants if you don’t have a south-facing window. Full exposure to the sun in the summer can help promote blooming.
Watering Calamondin Orange Trees
Potting soil should be slightly moist but not soggy. It typically requires watering if the top of the soil gets dry. It needs more water in the summer, and less in the winter months. The plant is somewhat tolerant of drought, but the soil shouldn’t be dry for long periods of time. Plants placed outdoors will need more water than those indoors.