The Q&A Archives: Persian Lime Tree

Question: What is the best way to care for a Persian Lime tree. I have had leaf miners and then loose many leaves. What about fertilizer

Answer: Leaf miners are the larvae of a small moth or fly that feed by removing green tissue from between the upper and lower surfaces of leaves. You can pinch, or pick and destroy, infested leaves to kill the larvae, and to reduce the population of future generations. If you can encourage beneficial predators, such as lacewings and spiders, to take up residence in your garden, the beneficials will help keep the leafminer populations down. If you have a variety of plants in your landscape so that there's something blooming at all times, you'll provide the perfect environment for a multitude of beneficials.

In general, citrus trees need lots of sunshine, ample water and should be fed 3 times a year with a fertilizer especially formulated for citrus trees. The amounts and frequency will depend upon the size/age of your Persian Lime so read the label and apply accordingly.

Best wishes with your landscape!

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