Kaffir Lime Plant-Preorder
The Kaffir lime tree, or Citrus hystrix, is one of the most aromatic of all herbs and a wonderful addition to many Thai and Southeast-Asian soups, curries, and stir-fries. This dwarf citrus tree, can grow up to 5 feet tall, and can be grown outdoors (year round in zones 9-10), it is best suited for indoors in the rest of the country. In addition, health benefits of kaffir lime include its ability to promote oral health, detoxify the blood, boost skin health, improve digestion, ward off insects, lower inflammation, aid the immune system, reduce stress, and the juice can be applied to the scalp to strengthen the follicles of the hair. Kaffir limes prefer full sun in moist, well-drained soil. If grown indoors, keep near a sunny window. The Kaffir lime tree appreciates water and somewhat humid conditions during the growing season. Keep in mind, however, that this tree is prone to root rot if kept too wet, so allow the soil to dry out some between waterings. In Southeast Asia, where the fruit originates, it’s called Makrut.
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Latin Name & Planting Guidance
Latin Name: Citrus hystrix