Tahitian Lime Trees

Lime Tree Fertilizer

Anonymous added on February 7, 2014 | Answered

Could you tell me the best type of fertilizer for my Tahitian Lime, which is growing quite successfully in a large pot. It bears a great deal of fruit, but at present the leaves are falling off (too much or too little water?) since moving it from a position that was quite shaded. It is now in full sun (Perth, Western Australia) with temperatures in the mid 30 degrees Celcius at present. Could the excess heat be the contributing factor? Also, do you suggest prunimg back?

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Answered on February 7, 2014

Typically, leaf loss is due to irregular watering, where the tree was without water for a period and then, when watered again, will drop leaves. Here is an article with more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/lime-tree-leaf-drop-why-a-lime-tree-is-losing-leaves.htm Lime trees usually require a nitrogen-rich fertilizer, with more phosphorus early on (prior to blooming). Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/citrus/fertilizing-citrus-trees-best-practices-for-citrus-fertilizing.htm

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