Plant Care Australian Finger Lime

Australian Finger Lime

About Australian Finger Lime

Australian Finger Lime is a relatively rare 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.

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


Citrus australasica

Also known as

Caviar Lime

How to care for Australian Finger Lime


How often to water your Australian Finger Lime

Water needs for Australian Finger Lime
0.5 cups
every 9

Australian Finger 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 Australian Finger Lime

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 Australian Finger Lime in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Australian Finger Lime: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Australian Finger Lime love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Australian Finger Lime does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Australian Finger Lime

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Australian Finger 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 Australian Finger Lime after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Australian Finger Lime

Australian Finger Lime

Australian Finger 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.

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