I got a lemon in October last year. It flourished at first. By November it made many flowers but only one remained that turned into big lemon. Now and then it flourished again and did everything short of flowering, of which remained two that turned into 2 lemons, which are now middle class. The third time in February this year it has flourished and produced 2 lemons, but now it has not flourished. The lemons SHELL cracked on one side of the stem to the top. These cracks have a width of 3-4 mm and can see the fruit inside. Please help me with some advice and tell me what can I do to help it recover so it no longer cracks and the other lemons can flourish again and no longer fall. Occasionally the leaves fall 5-6 to keep times. It is in a covered terrace of the house which has light and is warm and wet. Has been watered with water that is kept at least 24 hours in glass at room temperature. Thanks.
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It may be a watering issue. When citrus fruit splits, it's almost always due to erratic watering. Citrus trees grown in a pot dry out faster then if in the ground and it's difficult to keep it evenly watered. The fruit splitting will not effect the health of the plant. This article will help with watering your lemon: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/citrus/tip-on-water-requirements-for-citrus-trees.htm