BESTSELLER (Rank 14) - This fascinating plant (Citrus medica 'Digitata' o. var. sarcodactylis), also known as Buddha's hand, produces "hand-shaped" fruits which are probably among the most unusual and decorative citrus fruits of all. Their skin smells intensely like a noble perfume: simply fantastic!

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Growth and Size

The origin of the citron ‘Buddha’s Hand’ (Citrus medica 'Digitata', Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis) is most likely East- or South- East Asia. It still is very common in China and Japan where it is used for religious ceremonies. Not surprisingly, since the shape of its fruit is not all that’s unusual: the peel is very fragrant like a multi-faceted sweet-flowery perfume, that you would normally not associate with a citrus fruit. Even without touching or rubbing it, the dried peel gives off its nice fragrance and keeps vermin away. Already young fruits are fanned out in many arms that grow to ‘fingers’ when the fruit ripens. Usually, the fruit develops clearly more than 5 ends, giving it a bizarre and unique look, since any fruit differs. The flowers are large (3.5 - 4 cm) and buds like young leaves are covered in a purple gleam. When cultivated in containers, main bloom is in spring or late summer. However, flowers may also appear in summer. The relationship to citron with their need for warmth can clearly be seen in its habitus. Buddha’s Hand grows strong branches that branche out moderately. It doesn’t grow very tall, which is a clear advantage if you want to plant it into a pot.

punkt_gruen.gif Quality: unusually shaped, finger- like fruits with intensly fragrant peel; fragrant flowers; fragrant, shiny and evergreen leaves
punkt_gruen.gif Use: in pots starting from April outside on balcony & terrace- during winter in moderate quarters or winter garden; all year round in a heated greenhouse or bright rooms

Product Details

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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
2 - 2,5 m