Our protagonist today is one of the fruit trees that should not be missing in your patio, terrace or, of course, in the garden. Its small fruits, which are reminiscent of oranges, are not only decorative but can also calm, at least momentarily, the stomach.
Discover how to grow a chinese orange tree.
This little tree, ideal to have in a pot, It must be located in an area where it has direct sunlight most of the day. Thus, we will not have to worry about growth problems, such as loss of chlorophyll from the leaves, or the absence of fruits. For the Chinese orange tree, also known as kumquat, it is very important to be exposed to the sun, and have moisture. In fact, it is not very resistant to drought, so the waterings have to be frequent, especially during the summer, which is when the water evaporates in a matter of a few minutes. A) Yes, We will water it 2-3 times a week during the summer periodand we will go down to 1-2 per week the rest of the year.
We will plant it with fertilized substratewhich you can buy at nurseries or garden stores. Although if you want to save a few eurillos, use homemade compost; with it you will ensure that you will receive all the minerals you need. Change it pot every two yearsin spring, or in autumn, when the temperatures are pleasant.
The Chinese orange tree does not need pruning, but if you want to choose to make it bonsai, you must perform them right at the end of winterbefore growth resumes.
If we talk about pests and diseases, it is frequent that it is attacked by aphidswhich are located on the underside of the leaves, and in the flowers. To prevent them, get Neem oil and pulverize your tree from time to time, for example, once every 15 days, especially if the environment is very dry and hot.
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