Rate for feeding a potted Calamondin tree
I have a dwarf orange tree (Calamondin: x Citrofortunella microcarpa) that’s over 35 years old. I recently pruned its roots and repotted it in a 9 gal. planter. I also bought Osmocote Plus because the fertilizer I had been using for the tree is no longer produced. According to the Osmocote directions I should use “1 capful per 2 gal. pot” which in my case would be a little over ¾ cup. However, below those directions it also says, “½ outdoor rate for indoors.” The potted tree is outside from late spring to early fall, then indoors for the winter. Should I use the outdoor rate or the indoor rate for feeding the tree? Or is it both, depending upon where it is?
Thanks for your help.
Posted by Jeff Ross on August 12, 2019