Kaffir Lime Trees
Q.

Regrowth of Kaffir Lime Plant

Anonymous added on January 17, 2014 | Answered

There is regrowth on my Kaffir lime tree, with lush green leaves but in clusters of 3 from one central stem rather than the end to end double leaf. Why is this happening? Are they edible?

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on January 17, 2014

It sounds like your root stock is trying to grow. This is not healthy for the tree, and this sucker should be removed. Most citrus trees sold today are grafted plants. The scion (the top part that is the tree you grow) is attached to a more resilient rootstock (the part that grows under the ground). It makes for a more resilient plant. But sometimes the rootstock will try to assert its upper growth to replace the scion. Since all rootstocks are of inferior quality in terms of leaf and fruit growth, it is best to remove the suckers from the rootstock so that it does not eventually replace the entire scion.

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Kaffir Lime Trees
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More