BESTSELLER (rank 24) - If you like long drinks, Mexican Limes (Citrus aurantiifolia) are essential. With a lime plant at home, you can harvest the small green- to yellow-skinned fruits every year.

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The Mexican Lime or Key Lime (Citrus aurantiifolia) probably originates from the Malay Archipelago or India, but has been known for centuries in many tropical regions such as Florida (Keys Archipelago), where it is considered native. Hence its common names ‘Key Lime’, ‘Mexican Lime’ or ‘Caribbean Lime’. These small growing citrus plants are shrubby trees with many branches and bushy crowns. The light green leaves, which are less glossy than those of other citrus species, are 6-8 inches long and oval shaped. In our country, the abundant, intensely fragrant flowers usually appear from spring to early summer and are followed by rounded green or greenish-yellow fruit (limes). The fruit juice is used for daiquiri, caipirinha and other drinks. In places with constantly high temperatures, as in tropical growing regions, the peel remains green when fully ripe. In our country, however, it turns light green to yellow due to the nighttime drop in temperature. Mexican Limes are among the more heat-dependent citrus species that can start losing their leaves in winter if they stand too cold. If you adjust the amount of watering accordingly, they will overwinter reliably without foliage, but will need a longer regeneration period in spring. Therefore, we recommend overwintering Mexican Limes at temperatures above 10 °C.

punkt_gruen.gif Quality: sweetly scented flowers; edible & juicy fruits with a fine aroma; fast ripening; small growing & compact

punkt_gruen.gif Use: in pots from May outdoors on balcony, terrace and in the garden - during winter in a winter garden or winter quarter; all year round in a heated conservatory or bright living room

punkt_gruen.gif Note: All Flora Toskana citrus varieties are GRAFTED. Advantages: Flowering and fruiting from the smallest size (harvest in the first year). Robust roots that forgive care mistakes and ensure longevity. Varietal identity with the highest fruit quality and quantity.

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Data sheet

Asia (mediterranean)
Flowering period
Blooming several times
Color of flowers
Edible fruits
Fragrant flowers
Tree or shrub
winter temperature
12 (±5)°C
Minimum temperature
5 °C
Hardiness Zones
1,5 - 2 m