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  • Answered by
    BushDoctor on
    April 22, 2020
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    The pH of the soil is likely off. It is best to use soil specifically blended for citrus, and fertilizers as well.

    This article will help you to grow The tree in container:

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/care-of-your-kaffir-lime-tree.htm

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    BushDoctor on
    May 26, 2020
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    The time that it takes to reach that height depends on the care that they receive. Usually, 2 to 5 years will bring them to that height if left alone.

    Picking leaves will slow the growth of the young trees. There is no real reason to do so until it is tall enough to trim. Once it starts putting out vigorous growth, you can trim off up to 1/3 of the leaves at any one time.

    Here is an article for the care of the trees:

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/care-of-your-kaffir-lime-tree.htm

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    GKH_Susan on
    June 3, 2020
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    It's reacting to the change in light. Move it back to a partly shady location such as under a tree for a few days.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/leaf-scald-in-plants.htm

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/move-houseplant-outside.htm

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    GKH_Susan on
    July 21, 2020
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    They need full sun so go ahead and place it where it will benefit from lots of light. However, they do need humidity, so you will need to keep it misted. Soil must be well-drained and kept moist but not saturated or it will get root rot.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/care-of-your-kaffir-lime-tree.htm

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  • Answered by
    GKH_Susan on
    October 13, 2020
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    Someone already cut the central leader to encourage side branches, and it won't grow back. But you can cut those side branches back to shape it up. Prune them back to just above a node. That will help make it bushy.

    Here is care information. You will need to place it near a sunny window so you will get blooms.
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/care-of-your-kaffir-lime-tree.htm
    https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/growing-dwarf-citrus

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    GKH_Susan on
    October 30, 2020
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    You can remove the limes and store them in the freezer if they are mature enough to use the rind. Then prune lightly to encourage branching.

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/care-of-your-kaffir-lime-tree.htm

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/tips-for-pruning-lime-tree.htm

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