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Q.My Lemon Tree Has Been Dropping Lower Leaves, Drooping And Has Stopped Growing. Any Thoughts On How To Save It?,

Zone 02144 | Anonymous added on May 23, 2022 | Answered

I’ve tried reducing its watering and adding some more acidity but not sure it worked. Thank you for any advice/thoughts!

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Answered on May 30, 2022

While there are a number of possibilities, drooping, falling leaves are often a sign of overwatering. Let the soil dry out a bit and snip away any dead leaves. It may be trying to recover, but if it keeps getting too much water, the roots will die, as will the tree. If the plant already has root rot, you may want to unpot it to trim away any roots that look like they've died and repot it. The soil should not get completely dry, but the roots don't take well to sitting in too much water.

This article outlines several other problems that could be occurring:

This one should also be helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lemons/lemon-tree-leaf-drop.htm

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