10 Steps to Plant Lime

  1. Purchase a healthy lime tree from a citrus store.
  2. Plant the lime tree in a plastic, ceramic, or clay pot, be sure it is larger than the root ball of the tree and has plenty of drainage holes.
  3. Fill half part of the pot with loamy soil, the soil should be sandy and well-draining.
  4. Gently place the root ball in the pot and then fill it in the pot bream with soil.
  5. Water the soil to feel moist to the touch.
  6. Place your lime tree in a sunny window or direct sunlight for at least 6 to 8 hours daily.
  7. During summer, keep the tree on a terrace in a well-protected area that gets full sun. This process should be reversed in the fall.
  8. Always water the lime tree daily to keep the soil slightly moist, avoid soggy soil as it promotes fungal growth and root rot.
  9. Fertilize lime tree every three weeks from spring to summer using a citrus fertilizer or vegetable fertilizer. Fertilize according to package directions.
  10. Prune lime tree occasionally to remove dead wood or branches that rub against each other.