Refers to the family of rut.
General description : Citrofortunella is a hybrid of Kinkan oval (Golden Orange) and mandarin. Its citrus fruit is 4cm in diameter and has a bitter taste. This small tree is up to 1.2 m in height, blooming in any season.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Citrofortunella:
Illumination : Needs bright, but diffused light.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter
He does not adore overflow, nor the drying out of the earth.
Humidity of air : It loves high humidity, it is necessary to spray often, periodically to wash under a shower. Keep away from drafts.
Temperature regime : Optimum in the summer 18-20 ° C, in winter a cool period of inactivity near 12 ° C.
Soil : Recommended soil mix: 2 elements of turf, 1 share of leaf land, 1 share of humus from cow dung and 1 share of sand.
During the growth period, it needs fertilizing once every two weeks with fertilizer for flowering plants, once a month the moon is allowed to make a solution of the mullein.
Breeding : by apical and stem cuttings in spring and summer with the use of phytohormones, layers and seeds.
Transplantation : 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. Transplant should be carefully, without damaging the earth. Root neck during transplantation should be maintained at the same level.
Pests : Affected by a spider mite (in a dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are braided with cobwebs), scabbards (brown plaques appear on leaves and stems, leaving sticky discharge).
With a small infection, the plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution and a warm wash.
In case of severe damage, spraying with an insecticide solution is recommended.