Botanical name: Citrus mitis variegata
Common name: Variegated Calamondin
General features: The variegated calamondin is a rather vigorous, very productive plant with a rounded, compact habit and small, oval leaves. It produces white flowers with an intense and delicate scent and its fruit is spherical like the common calamondin, from which it differs in the exceptional variegation of the leaves, which are streaked longitudinally on the skin and lighter green in colour.
Curiosity: the fruit starts out variegated like the leaves and then turns a bright orange colour during the ripening period between November and December.
Ornamental virtues: it adapts well to dry flat climates and is a splendid indoor ornamental plant due to the persistence of the fruit on the plant.