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  • Answered by
    Nikki on
    November 5, 2010
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    This is normally caused by letting the soil get too dry. Citrus trees are funny because they hold onto their leaves when they are under watered and then drop the leaves once water returns. You need to keep these plants evenly watered at all times to avoid this.

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    Kathrynkneff on
    January 17, 2015
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    Also, you can use Mulch, it helps keep it moist.

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    Heather on
    November 11, 2010
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    It is hard to say exactly what insect it may be, but we would recommend spraying the tree down with water to knock the pests off and then treat the tree with neem oil. It has become very popular for organic pest treatment. Here is more information on it:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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    Heather on
    November 27, 2010
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    Lemon trees typically thin their own fruit rather well, but if it seems a little heavy for the tree, you can snip off any excess fruit. Typically, you want to see 5-8 inches between each fruit.

     

    If the lemon tree is losing leaves, this is normally a sign that it is under watered. While lemon trees are in fruit and in blossom, their water needs increase. Increase water to the tree until the fruit are firmly set, and then you can go back to your normal watering levels.

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  • Answered by
    Heather on
    November 30, 2010
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    Spring is the best time to transplant lemon trees.

     

    It is likely that it will get larger. In the pot, it may have had to deal with nutrient and water restrictions. In the ground, this will be less of a problem. Even dwarf varieties reach at least 3-4 feet tall.

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    Heather on
    November 30, 2010
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    Plants need to be acclimated when brought indoors for the winter. This prevents them from going into shock. This article will explain how to do that:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/using-pesticides-and-other-chemicals-on-your-houseplants.htm

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  • Answered by
    MikeV on
    May 17, 2017
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    Be aware of the humidity level in your house. I used to have the same problem when bringing trees indoors for winter when the heat turned on for the first time and the humidity level dropped sharply.

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    Heather on
    December 19, 2010
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    If it is getting blossoms but no fruit, then it needs to be pollinated and can be hand pollinated with a small paintbrush. If it is not getting blossoms, it may not be mature enough to fruit yet or is lacking phosphorous. Bone meal will provide phosphorous.

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    Nikki on
    December 30, 2010
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  • Answered by
    oldspice on
    August 16, 2018
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    First take the seed from a lemon and peel the outer skin off. Wash them and put them in a moist paper towel in plastic bag.After 2 weeks check them. There should be a root growing out of it. Plant it in soil and water. There, just let it grow and you will have a lemon plant. It may take years for it to produce lemons. I did this and it worked great!

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