Beautify your home with citrus trees and Mediterranean plants

Mit Zitrusbaum und mediterranen Pflanzen Deine Wohnung verschönern - FARBIO® - Nachhaltige Bio-Flüssigdünger aus Hamburg

Fancy a citrus tree? A lemon tree (Citrus limon) , orange tree (Citrus sinensis) or Mediterranean plants such as olive (Olea europaea) and fig (Ficus carica) transform your living area into a little piece of the Amalfi Coast and only need a little sensitivity to thrive.

When you think of houseplants, you probably first think of the classics like the Monstera plant or Yucca palm. However, you can not only bring the rainforest into your home, but also plants with a Mediterranean flair can enrich your living space - and we don't mean the basil in the kitchen.

Lemon tree, orange tree and Mediterranean plants in the apartment

Whether lime (Citrus latifolia) , clementine (Citrus × clementina) or kumquat (Citrus japonica): citrus plants are real classics among indoor trees. Even in the Baroque period, orangeries were specially built so that these non-hardy plants could also be admired in this country.

Which potted plant is suitable for you is purely a matter of taste, as there are hardly any differences in care. The situation is very similar with fig trees. So if you think you can manage a citrus tree, a fig would be a nice addition! Unlike lemons, which keep their leaves all year round, figs can lose their leaves in winter, depending on the type. But don't worry, they will shine in all their glory again next spring!

Fruit tree

How to overwinter citrus plants indoors

Overwintering potted plants indoors requires special care. These plants are sensitive to cold and should be protected from frost. A bright, cool place with temperatures between 5 and 10 degrees Celsius is ideal. It is important to water the plants moderately, as they require less water in winter. Waterlogging should be avoided. Regular ventilation also ensures fresh air and prevents the formation of mold. The plants should not be fertilized during the winter so as not to disturb their natural need for rest.

The right location for your citrus plant

Luckily, you don't need to set up a special greenhouse, because a sunny window spot or a little support from a plant light is completely sufficient. A big advantage of citrus plants is that there are many self-pollinating species. But even without fruit, these trees are a highlight. They usually bloom several times a year and spread a pleasant smell!
Citrus trees kept indoors usually reach a height of about 1 to 2 meters. However, this height can vary depending on care, variety and conditions. The average trunk circumference is usually between 5 and 10 centimeters. Regular care, including sufficient light, proper watering and occasional pruning, can promote growth and ensure the health of the plant. In this video you will learn more about caring for houseplants!

Special care for the citrus tree: fertilizer, potting soil and more

Citrus plants and Mediterranean trees should be watered when the soil is already dry again. The best way to do this is to press your finger a little way into the soil and check whether there is still moisture. If this is the case, you can wait a little longer before watering. How often you actually have to water also depends on the size of the plant and the substrate.
In addition, citrus trees need to be fertilized regularly. You can add liquid fertilizer to the watering water about every three weeks from spring to autumn. It is best to use a natural fertilizer. Our FARBIO® organic fertilizers will help you to feed your plants.