CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle: care & growing tips

Written by Maggie

Mar 09 2021

CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle: care & growing tips

CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle is named after its overall shape resembles a bergamot and its leaves and tongue are similar. CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle has the functions of purifying the air, absorbing radiation and beautifying the environment. So how is CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle farmed? What are the good methods in breeding? What should I pay attention to when breeding CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle? Please read it down with me with your questions!

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CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle

CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle breeding method (basic knowledge):

The best reproduction time: CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle ramets are reproduced in spring, and cuttings are generally reproduced in September to October.

Best growing soil: CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle likes loose, fertile, and well-drained acidic soil. The potting soil should be made of loose sandy soil and red yellow loam, mixed with appropriate amount of decomposed organic fertilizer. The growth and development of heavy alkaline soil is poor.

Growing humidity requirements: CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle is suitable for growth in an environment with a relative humidity of 70{bf}~80{bf}.

Optimum growth temperature: CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle optimal growth temperature is 20~25℃.

Optimal growth light: CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle receives direct sunlight for no less than 4 hours a day.

Notes for CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle hand flower:

Fertilizer application: CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle doesn't like heavy fertilizer, and usually topdresses thin liquid fertilizer every half month in summer and autumn.

Watering points: CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle is resistant to drought. Usually, you have to wait for the leaves of the plant to wilt before watering, otherwise the leaves will easily grow and the flower buds will be less differentiated.

CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle

Pruning essentials: After the CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle is potted, it starts to grow mainly vegetatively. The top buds grow continuously without self-shearing. Therefore, it is necessary to pay attention to topping of the main shoots to promote branching and dwarf the crown. Sparse and cut dense and weak branches, combined with the methods of supporting, pulling and hanging, adjust the tree posture and beautify the tree vigor. After the results, according to the growth and fruiting potential, spring and summer sprouts are carried out. As a result, the tops of the branches are topped, flowers and fruits are thinned, which promotes the balance of shoots and fruits in each stage, and prevents large and small years.

Pot soil replacement: CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle should be replaced in time, fertilizing bergamot requires branching and blooming many times a year, which requires more fertilizer, and needs to be replaced every 2 to 3 years. When changing pots, the pot soil should be acid culture soil, and sufficient base fertilizer should be applied.

Breeding points: CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle is reproduced with ramets, cuttings or sowing.

1. Ramets: Ramets are generally combined with pot replacement in spring. Cut old clusters into several clusters and plant them in pots.

2. Cuttings: Cuttings are suitable for family reproduction. Generally, from September to October, use clean wet sand as the substrate, and then insert the dried branches of the cut into the sand bed. Keep the temperature at about 20°C, and roots will emerge after 30 days. , And wait until the roots are 2 to 3 cm long, and then they can be potted.

Pest control: The most common is CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle wilt. After the pathogen invades from the root neck, it spreads to the whole plant. The diseased part is yellowish-brown to brown at first, the neck of the posterior root is wrinkled and soft, and the above-ground part is wilted and withered. It is prone to disease in high temperature and high humidity conditions. The prevention method is: minimize the wound, if necessary, use 50{bf} carbendazim WP 500 times liquid, or 70{bf} thiophanate methyl WP 800 times liquid to irrigate the root and neck at the early stage of the disease. 

CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle

Experience in breeding CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle:

1. CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle in the summer high temperature season, if there is too much water in the pot soil and the air humidity is high, and at this time, the plant has entered a semi-dormant state and the ability to absorb water is poor, so it is easy to cause leaf rot. It should be properly shaded to create a well-ventilated, cool and semi-shady environment to make it safe to spend the summer.

2. CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle grows vigorously in autumn, so the nitrogen fertilizer should not be too much, otherwise it will easily lead to plant growth and leaf rot. The balanced supply of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium should be emphasized. In addition, when applying organic fertilizer, do not splash the fertilizer liquid on the leaves to avoid disease spots and rot.

CitrusmedicaL.var.sarcodactylis (Noot.) Swingle