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Q.Leaves Chewed Around Edges

Anonymous added on April 10, 2014 | Answered

I have a Meyers Lemon tree which is now indoors by my kitchen patio window, which gets a lot of light and sun when we have it. Summer is not here yet for us. My lemon tree has many leaves that appear to have been chewed around the edges. I also notice there are a lot of little green nubs, which could be lemons. I removed many of the leaves and then wondered if I did the wrong thing and/or what could be the problem with the plant.

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Answered on November 30, -0001

It sounds like you may have a pest feasting on your tree. Though there are several pests that it could be, such as aphids, scale or mealybugs, they are all treated the same way - with a general insecticide. I personally like neem oil as it is organic and safe to use, especially on edibles. Here is more info: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm As for the possible lemons, these would come straight from the flower blossom once it has finished blooming. If these 'green nubs' are all over, it could actually be your insect. For more information on growing lemons, these articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/growing-lemon-trees-containers.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/lemon-tree-not-fruiting.htm, https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/learn-about-fertilizer-for-a-lemon-tree.htm

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