Wild Lime (Zanthoxylum fagara)

Wild Lime (Zanthoxylum fagara)

$10.00 inc. GST

Pot Measurements: Approx. 12cm(Ø) x 10cm(H)

Zanthoxylum fagara or Wild Lime, is a species of flowering plant that despite its name, is not part of the citrus genus with real limes and other fruit, but is a close cousin in the larger citrus family, Rutaceae.

  • It is a small tree native to south Florida and the Caribbean Basin.
  • It grows as an understory tree in the coastal upland plant communities on the lee side of the dunes in south Florida.
  • Compound leaves have distinct wings along the leaf rachis and smell of lime when crushed.
  • Most specimens in the woods have several stems emerging close to the ground.
  • Specimens at nurseries can be grown with one or several trunks.
  • Stems have sharp spines that can cause severe pain when they contact flesh.
Plant Care


  • Partially shady to full sunlight

Water / Soil

  • Prefers well-drained soil, drought-tolerant when established
  • Moist, well-drained sandy or limestone soils, with humusy top layer.
  • Suitable Soil Types includes : Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Loamy, Neutral, Sandy, Slightly alkaline.


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