Top Questions About Citron Plants

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Questions About Citron Plants

Asked by
Tanya on
January 25, 2015

Q. need to treat sticky leaves on indoor plants and citron

How to treat sticky leaves on indoor plants and citron?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
January 29, 2015
A.

Sticky leaves are almost always a sign of infestation by one of 2 or 3 kinds of bugs - aphids, scale, or mealybugs. If you look closely at your plants, you should be able to see the culprits sticking to the undersides of leaves and/or stems. There are several approaches to treatment, but the least invasive is spraying with a soap or soap and neem oil mixture. Be sure to spray weekly for 4 weeks. These articles have more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/what-is-honeydew.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/control-plant-scale.htm

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Asked by
Linda S. on
March 17, 2015

Q. pot grown citron

I have a citron pot grown for more than 5 years. I let it dry out, but it came back. There is a large “something” that could be a seed pod, or a disease. My husband, who was the plant guru, died in December and I do not know if that large green thing (almost shaped like a citron) is fruit, fungus or who knows? After I began watering it regularly, it produced tiny white flowers. How do I care for it? It lives indoors during the winter and outdoors when it is warm enough. What is warm enough?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
March 17, 2015
Certified Expert
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The 'something' you describe is a citron fruit.
Continue to water it on a regular schedule. Since the citron is a citrus fruit, you would care for it the same as a citrus tree.

Here is a link that will help with your plant.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/fegen/dwarf-fruit-trees-a-planting-guide-for-fruit-trees-in-containers.htm

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Asked by
Idayley on
November 16, 2015

Q. Identifying fruit

A small citrus tree grows near my son’s classroom in Chandler, Arizona. They refer to it as the weird lemon tree, with a super bumpy peel, and more dry inside than a typical lemon that you can juice. They let my son pick one. It is larger than most lemons at the store. We cut it and it is somewhat dry, not for juicing, and has large visible pulp pieces (I don’t know proper vocab) within all the sections. What is this fruit?? Could we make something with it to teach the kids how it can be eaten or used in cooking? Thank you!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 17, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

This is Citron fruit.
Here is a link with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/etrog/growing-etrog-citron-trees.htm

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