Microcitrus australasica flowers opened. Aka Fingerlime

14 Sep
20110914-110006.jpg

Sad Looking finger lime tree

20110914-105956.jpg

Finger lime flower!

Finally the little flower buds opened today. The flowers are tiny and white on the inside, pinkish on the outside.
Mine has five petals…. I was researching to see what I need to do to get these little flowers to produce fruit and it appears I need to add Epsom salt and water lots.

I also found out that some finger limes have three petals only…. And since mine has five petals, that it’s actually a Microcitrus australasica sanguinea – the red-fleshed fingerlime! Even more exciting as I did not know this when I bought the plant.

Here is the page with the fingerlime flower info http://www.saalfelds.freeserve.co.uk/microcitrusaustralasica.htm

20110914-105946.jpg

20110914-110033.jpg

20110914-110040.jpg

20110914-110108.jpg

Advertisements

One Response to “Microcitrus australasica flowers opened. Aka Fingerlime”

  1. Paer cameron January 10, 2015 at 12:15 am #

    I like planting and to have finger lime .

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: