Lemon Trees
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Lemon Trees

Anonymous added on February 21, 2014 | Answered

My lemon trees are about 2 feet high and losing leaves. They have mites (or whatever they're called), but I don't know how to get rid of them. I spray them with a bug killer for plants, but they come back. I want to know how to get rid of them safely, without hurting the plants. They can't afford to lose any more leaves. I'm just 13. And my mom doesn't know what to do either.

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Nikki
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Answered on February 21, 2014

Leaf drop is a common problem in lemon citrus trees. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/lemon-tree-leaf-drop.htm Since you mentioned a problem with mites, this could also be causing the leaf drop. I would recommend treating the tree with neem oil, which is both effective and safe to use. It also helps with a multitude of pests, should it be something other than mites. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm

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