Persian Lime (Citrus × latifolia)

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Growing Zone: 9-11
Growing Zone: 9-11 Outdoors

Plant Specifications

Plant Name Persian Lime (Citrus × latifolia)
Mature Height 15-20 feet
Mature Width 12-15 feet
Spacing 10-15 feet
Sunlight Full Sun
Temperature Tolerance 40-85°F
Watering Needs Low to moderate
Growth Rate 6-8 inches/year
Difficulty Level Easy
Grows Well Indoors Yes, with bright light
Flowering Time Spring
Origin Persian Gulf

Indulge in the tangy citrus delight of Persian Lime (Citrus × latifolia), a refreshing fruit tree that captivates with its vibrant flavor and versatility. With its juicy fruits and aromatic zest, this exceptional tree brings a touch of tropical zest and culinary excitement to any garden or orchard.

How to Grow Persian Lime

Cultivating Persian Lime is a rewarding endeavor. Follow these essential guidelines for successful growth:

  • Choose a sunny location for your Persian Lime tree, as it thrives in full sun exposure.
  • Plant it in well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter, ensuring good drainage for optimal growth.
  • Water the tree regularly, keeping the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
  • Maintain moderate temperatures between 70°F to 85°F (21°C to 29°C) for optimal fruit development.
  • Protect the tree from freezing temperatures, as it is sensitive to cold.

Care Tips

Nurture your Persian Lime tree with care and attention using these essential care tips:

  • Water the tree deeply but infrequently, allowing the top inch of soil to dry out between waterings.
  • Fertilize the tree regularly with a balanced citrus fertilizer, following the package instructions for application rates.
  • Prune the tree to maintain its shape, remove dead or damaged branches, and promote airflow and sunlight penetration.
  • Monitor the tree for any signs of pests or diseases, and take appropriate action if necessary.


Explore the versatile uses of Persian Lime to enhance your culinary creations:

  • Enjoy the tangy and refreshing juice of Persian Limes in a variety of beverages, from cocktails and mocktails to refreshing summer spritzers.
  • Incorporate the zest of Persian Limes in marinades, dressings, and desserts to add a bright and citrusy flavor.
  • Use the limes as a garnish to elevate the visual appeal of your dishes, or squeeze them over grilled meats and seafood for a burst of flavor.

Planting Tips

Ensure successful planting of Persian Lime with these tips:

  • Choose a well-draining location with ample sunlight and protection from strong winds.
  • Dig a hole slightly larger than the root ball and plant the tree at the same level it was growing in its nursery container.
  • Backfill the hole with well-draining soil, gently firming it around the roots to provide stability.
  • Water the tree thoroughly after planting to settle the soil and aid in root establishment.


Maintaining the beauty and productivity of your Persian Lime tree is effortless with these maintenance tips:

  • Regularly prune the tree to maintain its size and shape, remove dead wood, and encourage healthy new growth.
  • Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree, keeping it a few inches away from the trunk, to conserve moisture and suppress weed growth.
  • Monitor the tree for any signs of nutrient deficiencies, pest infestations, or diseases, and take appropriate action to address any issues.

Delight in the tangy citrus delight of Persian Lime as it brings a touch of tropical zest and culinary excitement to your garden or orchard.


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