Dear, lemons were planted from the seed in the seventh month of last year. Two months ago, I transplanted them into larger pots because their roots were sticking out of the pot. I wonder why they grow so slowly? They barely have 10 cm. I guess the problem is in the size of the bowl. And if you can advice for natural fertilization of such small lemons. Thank you
Try giving them more light. Lemon trees need 6 to 8 hours of full sun every day. Have you fertilized? That may help, too. Use a slow release fertilizer.
Brought some lemon seeds from a TX tree. They are seedlings now but a couple don't look too good. I'm not sure if it's the sunlight (east with little shade), water or the soil. Can someone take a look at the attached photos and clue me in? Thanks, Geneva
The containers are a lot bigger than the seedling which makes it easy to overwater due to the excess soil. So try not to water the whole pot, just around the plant. Also, they need more light. Lemon trees need full sun. I would add some mulch, too, so the leaves don't touch the soil.
I have 4 lemon trees, planted from seeds, that needs grafting. Is there a service available where tree grafting is performed?
Ask at a local nursery for a recommendation or the local extension agent. The nursery may have rootstalks you can buy if you want to try it yourself, or you can buy them online. This info may help:
I planted the tree this year in a pot and was fine till now with new growth coming in nicely. It flowered last week and afterwards the leaves started losing color. I water the tree every three days and it's fairly warm currently between 70F and 80F outside.
In container, they will require quite a bit of feeding. I would do so with a citrus fertilizer to make things easier.
Hi, I live in San Antonio (TX) and several months ago we had an AWESOME snow storm (prob saw on news) that killed my lemon bush (lol, it never got tall). Anyhow, the weather killed the top part and I thought the roots as well (I checked a few of them and they were dead) so we pulled it up to be able to plant a new one. A little over a month ago I noticed 2 new sprouts breaking through! Evidently there WERE some roots that survived! So, I fertilized and mulched around them to help them grow. Now they are prob 4 feet tall! So happy! 3 or 4 days ago I was watering them and I found MORE coming up. One cluster with 10 sprouts and 3 others. So VERY happy, I started wondering if I should cut one of the big 2 and also most of the cluster? What do you think?
Was this a lemon tree you purchased from a nursery or garden center? If so, it was probably grafted and what you are seeing are suckers sprouting from the rootstalk. If that is the case, you won't want to keep any of them. If they do fruit, it will likely be inferior to what you had purchased.
If it wasn't a grafted tree, go ahead and keep the tallest sprouts and remove the others.
s...no lemons or blooms. Suggestions? I have the lemon trees in very large pots and have them in full sun. They have gotten so tall I've had to cut them back twice.
Are you fertilizing the trees and providing adequate water? When growing from seed, patience is a virtue. It can take years to get blooms, and longer, if ever, to get fruit.
If you really want to grow lemons, it's best to purchase a grafted tree from the nursery. They can be fruiting in two years or less.
The leaves on my lemon (potted) tree have fuzz like me a fine brown netting. Some of the fuzz is white and has a fine net like things on the leaves. What is this? How can I fix this infestation? I have sprayed neem oil on it a couple times. I have so many fruit on the tree I would hate to lose. Please help
Is that a variegated lemon tree or are there light and dark areas on the foliage? From the photo, you may have downy mildew going on. I will also include powdery mildew information, but you will be able to tell after reading the descriptions.
I can't get a real clear look at the photo, but also check for spider webbing or evidence of mealy bugs or scale.