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Litchi Tree Grafted Large

The Mauritius litchi tree is the major commercial cultivar and bears more regularly than any other variety. These little fruits have a spiny pink shell and a soft white flesh with a distinctly tropical flavour. They’re moreish and best enjoyed fresh or in a spicy curry.

Litchis have dietary fibre, magnesium, manganese, copper, phosphorous and iron. They are great for weight loss and contribute towards stronger bones and an efficient digestive system.

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Position

Plant a Litchi tree in full sun for best results. If you plant a litchi tree in a container in an area with sunlight on only one side, turn the tree as often as possible. Plant at least three metres away from other trees, buildings, and power lines. Litchi trees grow very quickly and are very large.

Potted litchi trees grow very well in containers, providing an adequately-sized pot for root development—at least a 1 mt pot with enough drainage holes is essential. Glazed pots require far less watering than raw terracotta pots due to their porous nature.

Soil Type

Litchis thrive in deep, fertile, well-draining soil. Use an acidic soil of pH 5.0 to 5.5. A higher pH level is acceptable, but the tree will not grow as well. Using a bag of Lithuanian Peat Moss will ensure the soil pH required.

The soil needs to drain well as litchi trees’ roots do not like to be wet and will rot if allowed to sit in water for extended periods. A soil, sand, and perlite mixture is highly recommended for proper drainage.

Harvesting

Litchi fruits grow in bunches and should be picked only when the skin is a pink colour.

Weight 10 kg
Dimensions 25 × 25 × 100 cm
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