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Kaffir Lime

Citrus hystrix - The lime with the spicy leaves

Kaffir Lime


Article number: 2200449

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Product information "Kaffir Lime"

Growth: Medium strong growth; strongly winged leaves
Flowers: In small clusters in the spring
Fruits: Similar in size to mandarin oranges, wrinkled and green fruits, which become yellow when fully ripe; typical fragrance when rubbing the peel
History and use: The leaves are fresh or dried for many Asian dishes, the leaves are cooked and used like a spice; the fruits can be used as mothball substitutes
Frost hardiness/overwintering: No frost; overwinter in a cold house; since it is a tropical citrus species, slightly brighter and at 10-15°C rather than 5-10°C
  • Available April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Use greenhouses/winter gardens, for containers, South- and West-facing walls, as a specimen plant
  • Hardiness place in an unheated room during the winter
  • Soil moist, dry, moderately heavy, light, neutral, slightly acidic
  • Location full sun
  • Flower Colour white
  • Leaf Colour green

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