As your Citrina grows and you get to know their likes and dislikes, you’ll no doubt worry about when and how to water it. This is probably the most commonly asked question - so here are three simple tips that show that getting it right is not as difficult as you might think…
1. How dry is the compost?
This is the quickest and easiest way to check if your Citrina needs water, simply touch the compost… if it feels dry on the top then your plant needs a drink. Easy right? With this now a part of your routine you may well want to occasionally try our next tip…
2. How dry are the roots?
A more accurate way of knowing when to water your Citrina is to carefully turn the pot upside down, remove the plant (watch the video tutorial to find out how) and feel the root ball with your fingers.
As before, if the compost is getting dry, your plant needs water. As your budding relationship builds, however, you can learn to respect their privacy a little more with our third tip…
3. Follow your instincts
Soon enough, you’ll know instinctively when to water your plant by simply lifting it and assessing its weight (watch the video tutorial to find out how).
You will find that as your Citrina grows so will you – gaining confidence and knowledge…trust us, look after your plant and there’s nothing to it.
It is very important that you water your Citrina abundantly each time you decide to water. It will become heavy after watering.
The Kumquats family need less watering than all other citrus varieties.
Lisa, Lara, Lyvia and Leila need more watering than usual in citrus. It is important not to allow the soil to dry out completely.
Try our Watering Sensor