How hard can I prune a young Kaffir lime tree for best results to bush the tree for future health and shape .
Here are some articles that will help you with pruning and care information.
Why is my Kaffir lime tree dripping clear say?
Your tree may be infested with Aphids.
The sticky substance is honeydew.
In a Q & A about this on fading leaves on this site, one person said never to let the rooots dry out and the next one said to only water it when it´s dry because it actually likes it to be a bit dry. Confused! Which is correct - I live in spain and my small tree is perfectly placed in the sun, in a pot. The leaves are yellowing and droppping off (It´s July). NOw I dont´t know which answer is correct!! Sheena
They grow best in a well draining soil that dries slightly between waterings.
The leaves appear to have rusty looking blotches. What can I do about it, please?
If there are no other symptoms then the most common issue here is iron deficiency. Feed with iron sulfate and the new growth will be unaffected. The old growth will not lose the spots, but they won't spread. Here is a link that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/iron-for-plants.htm
We have a burst pipe winter time, the water pour into my kaffir lime tree and froze . A week later the tree is dying . Is it any chance I can save the tree?
It will likely recover. Depending on how cold it can get in your area, sometimes this can help protect a tree. The ice will remain closer to right at freezing, if the temperatures are way below.
You can prune any growth that is dead. To check, bend the stem. It should feel bendable. If it breaks, then it is dying or dead.
My lime tree is indoors and was growing well. I see it every time I lift the blinds for sun light. Anyway, we have several people using the same laundry area. Both washer and dryer are in the kitchen. I am suspecting that someone may have dumped a small amount of liquid laundry detergent on my plant, the leaves dried out in less than 3 hrs. As I said, I see it all the time. Can the caustic chemicals in the detergent change the plant's condition that quickly?
Yes. These are very alkaline in nature, and will quickly kill off plants. Try and add iron sulfate to counteract some of that, but if it continues, it will likely die.
My kaffir lime tree's roots are incredibly small and theres barely any roots when we repotted it today. What can we do? Its summer here in the washington DC area so we've left it outside for awhile. The soil wasn't completely soaked, it was a regular moisture
I would try a root stimulating fertilizer like root n grow. This fertilizer is a 4-10-3. Any fertilizer with a higher middle number (phosporus) in it's npk ratio, will help promote root growth. Bone meal might also help.