Citrus hystrix or Kaffirlime can be on the terrace from mid-May to early October. It smells delicious and itself the leaf gives a fresh sweet smell in the summer months. The fruits are deliciously fresh and taste comparable to lemon.
However, in the Thai and other Asian kitchens, for example, the Citrus hystrix leaf is also used extensively in meals, also known as Djeroek poeroet or Djeruk purut. Fold the leaf double, pull the leaf grain out of the leaf. Now roll the sheet tightly and cut it into thin strips. Now it is ready for use.
Is easy to maintain, from April to September a manure gift (every 4 weeks) and water requirements in the summer is moderate (certainly not too wet, but do not let it dry out). The Citrus hystrix is recommended to hibernate at a temperature above freezing in a cool light room. In any case not in a room with the central heating on. During the wintering give little water if it is cool (once a month). From mid-May to the outside where he still has a few days in the shade / half shade to get used to the sunlight. After this, the citrus may be in full sun again. Winter hardiness zone 11 (+ 2ºC).
Article number: CITHYS01
Sunny, light shade
No special requirements
Origin / habitat:
South-East Asia, India, Mediterranean