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Q.Too many baby limes

Zone Vallejo ca | Lisa nunes added on May 26, 2018 | Answered

So…I need some advice from my gardening friends. My little rangpur lime tree went completely crazy. I do not know when or how much to prune off some of these hundreds of little babies. Also I noticed the leaves curling in a bit so I watered generously even though I had been watering as usual. Could it be stressed with that many babies? I sure as heck would be. Help!

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Answered on May 28, 2018

There are a few things to note here... Most of those limes will fall off naturally, and should be left to do so. This will not be the cause of stress.

The cause of stress is being in a container. They change their soil environment fairly quickly, so it must be maintained frequently.

Having dolomitic lime, iron sulfate, and citrus fertilizer handy will save you so much trouble. Dolomitic lime and iron sulfate will help regulate your pH, which is off and the reason that the leaves are curling. Citrus fertilizer should be applied once or twice per year. Dolomitic lime and iron sulfate may need monthly application, or just whenever the leaves start to curl again.

This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/lime/potted-lime-trees.htm

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