Plant Care Oval kumquat

Oval kumquat

Also known as

Kumquats, Cumquats and Fortunella margarita

Taxonomy

Citrus japonica
Citrus
Rutaceae
Sapindales

How to care for Oval kumquat

💦 Water

How often to water your Oval kumquat

Water needs for Oval kumquat
0.5 cups
every 9

Oval kumquat 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 Oval kumquat

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Oval kumquat in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Oval kumquat: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Oval kumquat love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Oval kumquat does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Oval kumquat

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Oval kumquat is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Benefits of Growing Oval kumquat →

Common Oval kumquat Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Oval kumquat prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Oval kumquat Water Frequency →

Oval kumquat Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Oval kumquat requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Oval kumquat Light Requirements →

Oval kumquat Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

Oval kumquat doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Oval kumquat Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Oval kumquat does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

When and How to Successfully Repot Oval kumquat →


💩 Fertilizer

Oval kumquat grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Oval kumquat is native to Southeast Asia and Australia.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Oval kumquat will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune Oval kumquat →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Oval kumquat can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Oval kumquat Temperature Tolerance →


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Oval kumquat

Oval kumquat

Oval kumquat


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

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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