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Citrus x paradisi

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Previously known as:

  • Citrus paradisi
Phonetic Spelling
SI-trus par-ih-DEE-see
This plant has low severity poison characteristics.
See below
Description

Grapefruit is an artifical hybrid cross between and orange and a pumelo.  Grapefruit trees require tropical climates so must be grown as houseplants or in containers that are overwintered indoors.  I

See this plant in the following landscape:
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#glossy leaves#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#edible fruit#tropical feel
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#glossy leaves#problem for cats#problem for dogs#problem for horses#edible fruit#tropical feel
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Citrus
    Family:
    Rutaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Edibility:
    Fruit is eaten fresh or juiced or used to make jams, jellies or in baking.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Edible
    Houseplant
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Problems:
    Problem for Cats
    Problem for Dogs
    Problem for Horses
  • Poisonous to Humans:
    Poison Severity:
    Low
    Poison Symptoms:
    Vomiting, diarrhea, depression; potential dermatitis. The fruit is edible, skins and plant material can cause problems
    Poison Toxic Principle:
    Essential oils and psoralens
    Causes Contact Dermatitis:
    No