How to grow Tangerines in a Pot – Step by step

The mandarin tree is suitable for Mediterranean or tropical climates , but if you live in a cold or frosty place , pots are the perfect option , since you can easily move it indoors .

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This fruit has anti-inflammatory properties that help in the treatment of ulcers , intestinal and digestive problems . Also, it contains natural antioxidants and is among the most beneficial fruits for the lungs .

– How to sow tangerines

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  1. Purchase mandarin orange seeds or use the seeds from a mandarin orange . If you decide to do the latter, make sure you wash the seeds well and pat them dry .
  2. Choose a good quality potting soil mix that contains compost , peat moss or perlite .
  3. Fill the pot with that soil and make sure the pot has good drainage .
  4. Give your soil a good amount of water before planting and let it dry in the sun until the soil is just moist .
  5. Sow 2 – 3 seeds in the middle of the pot and cover with 1/2 inch of soil .
  6. Cover the pot with a clear plastic bag to promote rapid seed germination .
  7. Place the pot in a warm place .
  8. Water making sure the soil is always moist , but not wet .
  9. As soon as the seedlings emerge, remove the plastic bag .
  10. Move the pot to a bright spot with direct sunlight and a temperature of at least 70ºF .
  11. Once the seedlings have leaves, transplant them into a larger pot 4 – 6 inches in diameter .

– How to care for tangerines

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  • Water regularly , making sure the soil is always moist .
  • Fertilize monthly to feed your plant . We recommend a liquid, acid-based fertilizer .
  • As your mandarin tree grows you will need to transplant it into a larger pot .
  • If you live in a warm climate you can transplant outdoors in spring .

Once your mandarin tree has grown large enough, place some supports around it , or even a wooden box to encourage upward growth and not sideways .

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