It belongs to the rut family.
General description : Citrofortunella is a hybrid of the Oval (Golden Orange) and Mandarin Kinkan. Its citrus fruits 4 cm in diameter have a bitter taste. This is a small tree up to 1.2 m in height, blooming at any time of the year.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Tsitrofortunella:
Illumination : Needs bright but diffused light.
Irrigation mode : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter
Does not love neither overflow nor drying of the earth.
Humidity : Likes high humidity, you often need to spray, periodically wash in the shower. Keep away from drafts.
Temperature : Optimally in the summer of 18-20 ° C, in the winter a cool period of inactivity near 12 ° C.
Soil : Recommended soil mix: 2 sod, 1 share of leafy land, 1 share of humus from cow manure and 1 share of sand.
During the period of growth it needs fertilizing 1 time per two weeks with fertilizer for flowering plants, 1 time per month is allowed to make a solution of mullein.
Cultivation : Apical and stem cuttings in spring and summer using phytohormones, layering and seeds.
Transplant : Young plants are transplanted annually, mature, older than three years are transplanted after a couple of years, but annually replace the upper layer of the earth. It is necessary to replant carefully, without damaging the earthen room. The root neck during transplantation should remain at the same level.
Pests : Affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are woven over with a spider web), scutes (brown leaves on the leaves and stalks, which leave sticky secretions).
With a small infection, the plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water and warm washing.
In case of severe injury, spraying with an insecticide solution is recommended.