Origin: Southeast Asia

Family: Rutaceae
Subfamily: Aurantioideae
Scientific Name: Citrus limetta


Element: Fire
Day: Sunday
Planet: Jupiter
Zodiac: Leo

Parts Used: Fruits, flowers, leaves

Magical Properties: Vitality, friendship, consecration

Substitutions: Lemon and other citrus


Part Used: Peel
Extraction Method: Cold-pressed
Flash Point: 45°C

Scent Type: Citrus
Perfume Note: Top
Scent Description: Sweet, fruity, citrus scent

Aromatherapeutic Uses

Blends well with: Lavender, neroli, clary sage



Type: Evergreen tree
Plant size: 3-6m
Leaves: Glossy, dark green, up to 15cm long
Flowers: 5cm white, four-petalled flowers
Fruit: Round, green, 3-6cm in diameter

Etymology: The name comes from the Persian limu, the generic name for citrus fruit.

In the Garden

Type: Evergreen tree
Sow: Spring
Light: Full sun
Water: Water regularly
Soil: Well-drained

Companion Planting: Calendula, dill, borage, marigold, peas, thyme, yarrow