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Q.Dwarf Tahitian Lime Tree Not Doing Too Well

Zone Sydney, Australia | Harney added on May 21, 2020 | Answered

Hi, I’m very much a novice so would appreciate some help. Only had tree 2 weeks, not located near other plants, leaves up top healthy green colour, but developing what looks like scarring, leaves below no scarring but darker dull colour. Is the plant sick?

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Answered on May 25, 2020

This doesn't look too bad. The new larger, elongated, and light growth is due to a change in the light that it was receiving. Going from full sun to under shade will cause these symptoms.

If you can, try and increase the amount of light that it receives. If this is not possible, The tree may just grow a little stretched and may not fruit or flower near as well. They can, often, live with some shade just fine, minus heavy fruit set.

Here is an article for more information on the care of the tree:


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