Grow your own citrus! Have limes ready and available to add to mojitos, key lime pie, or any side dish or meal. These plants are dwarf citrus, so they will get a maximum of 6 feet tall, but are very slow growing because of their prolific fruit production. These key lime trees (limequats) will produce flowers and fruit within their first six months to a year; some of the plants we have are in the budding/flowering/fruiting stage. Prolific white flowers smell heavenly, and are followed by plump green limes.
Key Lime trees like to stay moist, not too wet nor too dry. Plant them in a porous potting soil in a terra cotta or plastic pot with good drainage. Soil should not be kept constantly wet, and plants do not like to sit in water. All citrus trees like bright, direct light if indoors or part to full sun if outdoors. They will need to be transitioned from indoors to outdoors if you want to move them outside for the summer and inside for winter.
These plants are in 10" diameter containers, and about 24 to 40 inches tall with a spread of about 16 to 24 inches.