Oval Kumquat
Fortunella margarita
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept moist, while during winter it just should not dry up completely.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Citrus fertilizer (e.g. N7-P3-K6).
Mist requirements Mist daily at room temperatures above 22 °C, otherwise mist every 4 days
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers hot summer (average over 22 °C) and cold winter (average under 15 °C) climates.
pH range 6.1 - 6.5
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity not poisonous

Origin

Climate tropical rainforest

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Names

Other common names Nagami Kumquat
Family Rutaceae
Other scientific names Citrus margarita, Citrus japonica

Characteristics

Growth form tree
Hardiness USDA 8 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -12°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • white
Blooming months
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    1Jan
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    2Feb
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    3Mar
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    4Apr
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    5May
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    6Jun
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    7Jul
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    8Aug
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    9Sep
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    10Oct
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    11Nov
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    12Dec
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    6
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    7
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    8
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    9
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Leaf color
  • green
Fruit color
  • orange