Plant Care Citrus Hystrix

Citrus Hystrix

4.3 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Citrus Hystrix has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Citrus Hystrix has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily

Also known as

Makrut Lime, Makrut Lime, Thai Lime, FKA Kaffir Lime, Citrus Micrantha, Kaffir Lime and kaffir lime tree


Citrus hystrix

How to care for Citrus Hystrix


How often to water your Citrus Hystrix

Water needs for Citrus Hystrix
0.5 cups
every 9

Citrus Hystrix 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 Citrus Hystrix

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 Makrut Lime in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Citrus Hystrix: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Citrus Hystrix love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Citrus Hystrix does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Citrus Hystrix

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

Difficulty Level

Citrus Hystrix is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Citrus Hystrix

Citrus Hystrix

Citrus Hystrix

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

Citrus Hystrix has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Citrus Hystrix has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Citrus Hystrix has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
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Slow to grow

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