How to growing Finger Lime (Citrus australasica) from seeds. 手指檸檬種子孵法
The mature shrub/small tree size: 6′-8′(H) and (W). Very thorny! USDA Zones:10-11. Best growing in warmer climate in full sun to partial shade location. Since its mature size is not big so it is fine for potting to grow indoor sunny location.
它的成熟灌木高度或寬幅為6-8呎. 植株多刺! 耐熱不耐寒. 由於地植的植株不大所以能室內盆植. 最好種植在全日照到半日照溫暖的環境.
This is how I grow them: 我的孵法:
1.A pot with Triple Mix and well drained medium 1:1.
2.Get fresh firm seeds cleaned and lay on top of the potting mix. Place the pot in partial shade location and keep moist the soil. Place the pot in room temperature, partial shade location with good air flow.
3.About 1 week the seed will sprout but no green leaf yet, continue to moist the soil.
4.Another 1 month the seedling will grow rapidly with green shoots, you can seed few tiny leaves appear. Place the pot in full sun to partial shade location.
5.Firtilize the seedlings when the cotyledon (seed leaf) is shrunk. Use dilute balance ratio fertilizer such as 10-10-10 or 20-20-20.
5.等子葉的養份耗損縮小才開始施均衡比例的薄肥. 如氮-磷-鉀比例為10-10-10 或20-20-20.
6.When young plants grow steadly transplant each plant in their indivisual pot before the plants get too thorny.
7.When the plant stem turn woody or firm and thick, you may clip away the pricks for safety measure.
8.To stimulate plant growth and aging, grafting its own shoots will do so.