Lemon Trees

Potted Lemon Tree Leaf Direction

Rick_Maze added on August 14, 2011 | Answered

Some 6 weeks ago I purchased a 2 foot lemon tree and transferred it to a large pot. I would expect that the leaves would lay flat to collect light but they remain pointed upwards so that it is typically only the underside of the leaf is exposed. I am thinking this is a response to low moisture levels or poor root development but I do not want to over water. Flowers seem to be developing normally and the leaves are for the most part green. I noticed spider mites early that I cleaned off with my fingers and now I am going to try some Neem oil. Anyone with any ideas as to why why this may be occurring?

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Answered on August 18, 2011

They will do this in response to too little water. As long as they have good drainage, it will not hurt them to get extra water. Just in case, it does not hurt to check for root rot (https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/treating-root-rot-gardening-tips-for-housplants.htm).

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