Plant Care Hardy orange

Hardy orange

Also known as

Trifoliate orange, Poncirus trifoliata, Japanese bitter-orange and Chinese bitter orange


Citrus trifoliata

How to care for Hardy orange


How often to water your Hardy orange

Water needs for Hardy orange
0.5 cups
every 9

Hardy orange needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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Calculate water needs of Hardy orange

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Hardy orange in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Hardy orange: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Hardy orange 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.

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How to fertilize Hardy orange

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

Care Summary for Hardy orange

Hardy orange

Hardy orange

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


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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