Combava / Citrus hystrix

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Combava: Tropical Jewel of Thai Cuisine

Combava: Tropical Jewel of Thai Cuisine

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Discover Combava (Citrus hystrix), an exotic citrus fruit prized for its unique aroma of peach and lemon.

Ideal for lovers of tropical flavors and innovative cuisine, this small tree brings a touch of exoticism to any interior space with its aromatic leaves and distinctive fruits.

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Plant available from April to the end of October

Detailed Description and Benefits

Combava, with its tropical appeal and intoxicating aroma, is a
plant to discover. Suitable for indoor living in warmer climates
cool, he prefers a warm atmosphere, far from the temperatures
cold, ideally above 10°C all year round. With a height
adult of approximately 1.50 m, this citrus fruit is perfect for adding a touch
exotic to your home or office.

How to cultivate it? Growing guide

  • In the Kitchen : Although not considered edible in Europe due to the lack of studies on its safety, Combava is an essential culinary spice in Thailand and Indonesia, where its fragrant leaves enhance dishes with notes of peach and lemon.
  • As a Houseplant : In a pot, the Combava prefers a location in partial shade with moderate watering. As it grows, a sunnier location may be considered.

Did you know? (Discover exciting stories!)

  • A World Famous Citrus Fruit : The growing popularity of Thai cuisine has propelled Combava to the forefront of the culinary scene, making it a highly sought-after tropical plant.
  • Aromatic Leaves : Combava leaves are used similarly to bay leaf in Asian cuisine, adding a unique depth of flavor to dishes.


  1. Is Combava rustic?
    Combava can tolerate slight drops in temperature, but it is
    recommended to keep it above 10°C to ensure its growth
  2. What is the adult size of Combava?
    Combava reaches a height of around 1.50 m, making it a perfect addition as a houseplant or greenhouse plant.
  3. What care should be taken when growing Combava?
    Choose a location in partial shade with moderate watering. As you measure
    for its growth, a sunnier location can be beneficial.
  4. Can we eat the leaves or fruits of Combava in Europe?

Due to the lack of studies on its safety, Combava is not officially considered edible in Europe.

  1. How is Combava used in its natural habitat?
    In Thai and Indonesian cuisines, Combava leaves
    are a key spice, while berries provide flavor
    refreshing lemony.
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