Plant Care Key lime

Key lime

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Key lime has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Key lime has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Lime, West indian lime, Bartender's lime, Omani lime, Mexican lime, Dayap and Bilolo


Citrus aurantiifolia

How to care for Key lime


How often to water your Key lime

Water needs for Key lime
0.5 cups
every 9

Key lime 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

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 in your home

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

Key lime 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 does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Key lime

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Key lime: 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 after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Key lime

Key lime

Key lime

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

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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