Kaffir Lime Leaf

The tree appears as a thorny bush,1.25-3.5m (5-10ft) tall, with aromatic and distinctively shaped “double” leaves; the green kaffir lime has a rough, lumpy exterior. The plant favours sandy loam soil and plenty of direct sunlight. It is best propagated by graft cuttings or marcotting as the seeds take time to germinate and success rates are low.

 

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Juices from the limes is often used in Malay, Nyonya and Thai cooking and the fresh leaves are also added whole to soups, or finely sliced to add zest to salads.