Kumquat is a popular traditional display plant for the Lunar New Year. The ovoid shaped golden fruits of this plant symbolise gold nuggets. As the Chinese word for ‘Citrus’ sounds similar to ‘Luck” and ‘Wealth’, a pot at home is believed to draw in wealth and good luck for the new year.
Sunlight: Direct or Partial sunlight, exposure to strong direct sunlight might cause the fruits to drop at a faster rate.
Water: Water when soil is dry to the touch.
Fertiliser: Do not fertilise when the plant is fruiting.
Plant size: approx. 70cm (vary in sizes)
Rootball size: 32cmØ x 28cmH
Pot type: Plant comes in a traditional green clay pot with dragon print(with drainage hole)
* Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual plant colour, type, size and arrangement may differ from photo.
* Kindly take note when you're purchasing matching pot, the diameter has to be larger than the rootball size
Soil for Kumquat
Kumquat plants should be grown in fertilised potting mix. Make or buy a fertilised mix which consist of coco peat moss or coconut fibre (coir), vermiculite or perlite, compost and other ingredients. A lightweight soil for Kumquat needs to provide good drainage, hold moisture, and give roots room to grow.
All plants depend on light for their survival, and making sure your plants get the right amount of light is key to keeping them happy. For both indoor and outdoor containers, group plants with similar light requirements. Don't mix shade lovers with sun lovers in a single pot; one or both of them will be unhappy, depending on where you place the pot.