Plant Care Key Lime Tree

Key Lime Tree

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Key Lime Tree has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Key Lime Tree has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

About Key Lime Tree

Key Lime Tree is a popular houseplant 🌿 that needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as having large, lush leaves and easy to bloom with a whopping 140 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Key Lime Tree likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

⚠️ Key Lime Tree is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.


Citrus x aurantifolia

Also known as

Lime, West indian lime, Bartender's lime, Omani lime, Mexican lime, Dayap, Bilolo, Citrus aurantiifolia., Citrus aurantifolia and Citrus reticulata.

How to care for Key Lime Tree


How often to water your Key Lime Tree

Water needs for Key Lime Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Key Lime Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Key Lime Tree

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Key Lime Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Key Lime Tree: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Key Lime Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Key Lime Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Key Lime Tree in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Key Lime Tree

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Key Lime Tree: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Key Lime Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
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Care Summary for Key Lime Tree

Key Lime Tree

Key Lime Tree

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Key Lime Tree has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 1
Key Lime Tree has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Key Lime Tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Key Lime Tree has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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xp 31 XP
globe Henderson, NV

I love our indoor lime. The blooms make the whole house smell amazing!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet

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