Buddha's hand

Citrus Medica Sarcodactylis

Citrus Medica Sarcodactylis or Buddha's Hand, a curiosity.

Citrus Medica Sarcodactylis is a citrus...
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Citrus Medica Sarcodactylis or Buddha's Hand, a curiosity.

Citrus Medica Sarcodactylis is a citrus fruit native to India from the cedar tree family. Its common name "Buddha's hand " comes from its fruit in the original form, namely a large hand with multiple fingers. Growing rather fast, it naturally forms a thorny shrub with irregular port.

Large white flowers with some shades of purple on the outside appear around April-May and until October, they exude an exquisite fragrance. But this tree is mostly grown for its fruit, spectacular citrus that mature in autumn. Not very acidic, with thick and lumpy skin that can be confit, they keep for a very long time. Having little flesh and little juice, it is especially the zest that is interesting in cooking. The white and fragrant flesh will enhance your salads and fish.

Given its coldness (it is very sensitive to frost), the planting of Citrus Medica Sarcodactylis in open ground can only be done in mild climates and in a sheltered situation, in a well-drained and moist soil, rich and organic. It adapts perfectly to the pot culture. Choose a large pot and keep it away from the cold in winter (minimum 5 °).

The proposed plants are grafted on Poncirus (the most rustic citrus)


  • Common name Buddha's hand - Fingered citron
  • Family Rutaceae
  • Genre Citrus
  • Number of species 16
  • Origin India - Burma
  • Category fruit tree
  • Height 3M (more limited in pot)
  • Foliage evergreen
  • Hardiness 5°C
  • Blossom May to October
  • Color of flowers white - purple
  • Fruit lemon Buddha's hand
  • Harvest September - November
  • Position sun
  • Use veranda - terrace - balcony
  • Soil rich and well-drained
  • Habit upright
  • Earth to use universal potting soil
  • Enemies mealybug mealy - red spider - whitefly
  • Possible diseases resistant to diseases
  • Copyright image Wikipedia common


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Delivery scheduled between the 2020-07-22 and 2020-07-24
DPD / Livraison à domicile
Delivery scheduled between the 2020-07-21 and 2020-07-22

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