Gardening Information
Home Encyclopedia Video Garden Products Buy Seeds

  Gardening Themes

    Cacti
    Succulents


  Resources

    State Flowers

  Planting
    Seeds

  Seasonal Gardening
    Bulbs
    House Plants


 

House Plant Index

OTAKEITE ORANGE
Citrus taitensis

Flowers Grown for decorative
Potting or re-potting time Only when rootbound
Position in garden during summer Light shade
Potting Mixture 4

The Otakeite orange is a handsome little tree often seen in florists' shops. It seldom grows too more than 3 feet in height. The small flowers are pink outside, white inside, but the plant is used for the orange-colored, lemon-shaped fruit, which studs the branches. The fruit is about 1 1/2 inches long and edible, although it is practically tasteless.

Moderate watering is sufficient, and a position where the sun reaches the plant for a few hours each day. A monthly application of manure water is helpful. Pruning should be limited to removing unsightly shoots and uneven growth.


advertisement


Advertising