Unit Pack Size: 12" Pot
Light:Give this plant as much light as possible, but protect it from intense heat and sunlight in a southern window.
Water:Let plants dry out just slightly between waterings; be careful not to overwater duringthe winter.
Temp:Regular room temperature is fine most of the year but a cooler winter temperature between 55 - 60 degrees is preferred. Use decorative pot covers to cool down theroots in the summer.
Soil:The soil should be nourishing and blended with a little sand to ensure proper drainage.
Fertilizer:Feed every month from April through August.
Pests:Spider mites and scale insects
Special Care:Pinch out young plants to make them bush out. Prune and trim each year to encourage good growth and shape.
Flower Color:The flowers look and smell like orange blossoms. They are white and may have a faint pink tone to the petals.
Growth Habit:The Kumquat tree is smaller and more fragile than the lemon or orange tree. Pinch
the tops out of the plants grown in pots at an early stage and later at regular intervals if compact and bushy plants are desired.
Fun Fact:It used to be called Citrus japonica but this is no longer the case since it is not now
considered to be a true member of the citrus family. Unlike other citrus-type fruits,
you eat Kumquats skin and all. The rind has a sweet flavor, while the flesh has a sour-tart taste.
The key to a happy plant is proper care!