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Citrus hystrix - Papeda, Kaffir-Lime

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In Winter a delay in delivery may appear because of night temperature! The weight of the plant in kg corresponds with the capacity of the pot in liter.

Papeda, otherwise known as Kaffir-Lime, originates in Southeast Asia (Sumatra, Philippines, Malayan Achipelago). Its distinctive characteristic are the large wings at the leafstalk, making the leaves look like ‘double-leafes’. The branches spread horizontally from the stem, the crown is arranged in tiers. The bloom is mainly in spring and autumn with rather small (up to 2 cm) flowers that stand together in dense clusters. The white petals are not turned back but bowl-shaped. The fruits reach a size of 5 to 9 cm and have a short ‘neck’ that gives it a slightly pear-shaped look. Charakteristic for the fruit is its wrinkled peel. In tropical growing area it remains green, in our country, however, it usually becomes yellow due to the temperature difference between day and night. The pulp contains only little juice but it is aromatic. In asian countries, it is less the pulp that’s been used but rather the ground peel which is rich in essential oils. It is used for dispelling e.g. mosquitos or fleas by rubbing it onto the skin or by washing with it. The leaves are used for seasonings in the kitchen. Likewise Sweet Lime or Mexican Lime, Papedas prefer warm and wind protected situations. At times, young Papeda plants don’t develop a dense crown but this can be improved by pruning. Older plants, however, have a well branched and often picturesque tree crown.

punkt_gruen.gif Quality: intensely fragrant flowers; edible fruits & peel of fruit & leaves; evergreen & glossy leaves with large wings
punkt_gruen.gif Use: in pots from April / May outside on balcony, terrace and in the garden - during winter in a winter quarter or greenhouse; all year in a heated greenhouse or bright room

Height2 - 2,5 m
FamilyRutaceae
OriginAsia (mediterranean)
Flowering periodblooming several times
Color of flowerswhite
FruitsEdible Fruits
FragranceFragrant Flowers
GrowthTree or Shrub
Locationsunny
winter temperature12 (±5)°C
Minimum temperature3 °C
Hardiness Zones9

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