Answer: I think your little tree is simply adjusting to its new home. Hot weather can cause fruit and flower drop so I don't think what you're describing is anything to worry about. Lemon trees need moist soil and frequent feeding. I use a half-strength dilution of liquid fertilizer (Miracle Gro or Peter's) and feed every 2-3 weeks during the growing season. This provides a constant source of nutrients to the roots without the chance of over-fertilizing and burning the roots.
The Meyer Lemon Tree is a hardy variety and the best lemon tree for sub-tropical climates, or for growing indoors. The Meyer Lemon is not actually a real lemon but a cross between a lemon, a type of orange and a mandarin. While it retains most of the characteristics of a lemon, it has a bit less acidity, less bitterness, more sweetness and thinner skin. The skin of the Meyer Lemon lacks the typical zest of a real lemon. It has gained favor because it bears a heavy crop and it is a relatively hardy plant. The Meyer Lemon performs best with bright, indirect light (at least 8 hours per day) and when planted in well draining soil. Water regularly as needed ( no wet feet.. ) The Meyer Lemon bears heavily when mature. Its crop size increases as the plant matures. It may bear 10 or more lemons even at 3 years old. The fruit is green in color until it matures. When mature on the tree, the Meyer Lemon changes to a yellow-orange color. That will take longer than you expect. The main crop matures in the summer. In a tropical climate, the Meyer Lemon Tree can bear fruit nearly all year long. After 3 or 4 years in a pot, you need to replace the soil since it will be exhausted of nutrients. You can either replant into a larger pot or cut away some of the outer roots with a sharp, strong knife and replant in the same pot but with fresh soil. Best of all - enjoy your new tree!
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