Lemon Tree Seems To Be Dormant(it's Spring) - Knowledgebase Question

Menifee, CA
Question by grano1
May 1, 2001
I have a meyer lemon tree its about three feet tall and about 2 years old it does not seem to grow or bloom it is in sun ,the leaves are yellowish but green, it seems to be dormant but all my other trees are blooming.


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Answer from NGA
May 1, 2001

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It doesn't sound as though your tree is thriving as it should. Here are some basic guidelines for growing indoor lemon trees: Citrus like lots of water, but yellowing leaves is often a sign of overwatering. Sometimes sitting in a draft will cause leaves to yellow and fall. Be patient and fertilizer lightly with a balanced citrus food.

In general, keep temperatures between 50F and 60F at night, maintain humidity at 50% and fertilize monthly with a 20-20-20. Also, Myers and other dwarf lemons often suffer when they get too much direct light, so be sure yours gets filtered light during midday heat and sun.

If you're not following the above, a change should surely help your tree regain its health and perform to its full potential. Good luck with your tree!

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