Plant Care Kaffir Lime

Kaffir Lime

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Also known as

Makrut Lime and Thai Lime


Citrus hystrix

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How to care for Kaffir Lime


How often to water your Kaffir Lime

Water needs for Kaffir Lime
0.5 cups
every 9

Kaffir Lime needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Orlando, FL.

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 Kaffir 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.

Plant care guide for Kaffir Lime in Orlando, FL

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Growing Kaffir Lime in Orlando right now

Light needs for plant Kaffir Lime in Orlando, FL

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

July 28th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Orlando is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlight…

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Light needs for plant Kaffir Lime in Orlando, FL

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 3.6% ☀️

July 28th, 2021

Orlando is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Orlando is expected to decrease by 3.6% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 19.5 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Kaffir Lime in Orlando, FL

Daylight will decrease by 0.4 hours 📉

July 28th, 2021

This month, Orlando is getting an average of 11.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 2.7% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 13.1 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Kaffir Lime in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Kaffir Lime: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Kaffir Lime may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Orlando, FL ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Kaffir Lime thrive 🌿!


How to fertilize Kaffir Lime

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

Care Summary for Kaffir Lime

Kaffir Lime

Kaffir Lime

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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