Plant Care Buddha's Hand Citron

Buddha's Hand Citron

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About Buddha's Hand Citron

Buddha's Hand Citron is a super 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.

Plant parents describe this plant as a pest magnet with only 8 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Buddha's Hand Citron likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.


Citrus medica var. sarcodactylis

Also known as

Fingered Citron

How to care for Buddha's Hand Citron


How often to water your Buddha's Hand Citron

Water needs for Buddha's Hand Citron
0.5 cups
every 9

Buddha's Hand Citron needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Arcadia, California.

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 Buddha's Hand Citron

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 Buddha's Hand Citron in Arcadia, California

Arcadia, California

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Finding light for Buddha's Hand Citron in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Buddha's Hand Citron: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Buddha's Hand Citron love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Arcadia, California ⛅.

Buddha's Hand Citron does not tolerate low-light 🚫.


How to fertilize Buddha's Hand Citron

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Buddha's Hand Citron: 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 Buddha's Hand Citron after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Buddha's Hand Citron

Buddha's Hand Citron

Buddha's Hand Citron

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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