Plant Care Citrus Reticulata

Citrus Reticulata

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Citrus Reticulata has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet

Also known as

Mandarin orange, Mandarin orange, Unshu orange, Tangerine, Mandarine orange, Mandarin and Mandarine


Citrus x reticulata

How to care for Citrus Reticulata


How often to water your Citrus Reticulata

Water needs for Citrus Reticulata
0.5 cups
every 9

Citrus Reticulata 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 Reticulata

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Mandarin orange in your home

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

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

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

Citrus Reticulata does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Citrus Reticulata

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

Difficulty Level

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

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Care Summary for Citrus Reticulata

Citrus Reticulata

Citrus Reticulata

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 Reticulata has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
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It’s a cute citrus tree

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Grew this one from a seed! Very rewarding!

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