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How do you care for kaffir Lime trees

Hi, my father has Kaffir lime on his backyard but the leaves are yellowish green and curled. The tree looks sad and sick. He gives seaweed fortnightly with iron chelated and epsom salt. Just started gives the tree thrive flower and fruit, dynamic lifter, and slow release fertiliser. Sprayed the tree with pest oil yesterday to prevent leaf miner, scale, etc. The tree planted with full sun location. What happened with the tree?

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Hi Ferry,

Thank you for sending the photo. The tree does look very spindly. There doesn't appear to be any lateral branches. Perhaps it is a still a young tree and newly planted. It also doesn't appear to have established a good strong root system as yet. It might be a good idea to prune out the top of the plant and make it more compact. Your Dad has given the tree enough fertiliser at this point. Too much nitrogenous fertiliser will only help to produce more lush foliage. What the tree needs now is to be able to develop a strong root system. One product you could apply is called Yates Dynamic Lifter Liquid Concentrate. It's a organically certified fertiliser, which contains seaweed, blood&bone and fish meal to help developing new roots and restoring healthy growth. Keep your tree well watered during the hot summer months ahead. Avoid spray PestOil and any other insecticide when the temperatures are above 30 degrees.



Answered: 7 Jan, 2013

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