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The Kaffir lime is a small thorny bush with distinctively shaped, waisted leaves, which are valued for their use in Thai cooking. It bears small bumpy fruit, which can also be used for flavouring. It can be container grown, as it is a small bush.
The Kaffir lime will thrive in a sunny, humid environment. It has low frost tolerance. It will grow best on well drained, fertile soil with regular watering. Prone to a few pests and diseases, they do need regular attention.
Flower colour: White
Flowering season: not specified
The kaffir lime has a tangy citrus fragrance.
Maximum height: 2 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 2 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is not salt tolerant.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: temperate, subtropical, tropical.
Loam: moist, well-drained.
Clay: moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6-8
Scale, white fly, citrus leaf miner, bronze-orange bug (stink bug), borer
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Good citrus fertiliser.