Yellow Mottling On Meyer Lemon - Knowledgebase Question

Name: LJ Benjamin
Pitt Meadows, BC
Question by ljbenj
February 29, 2004
I just purchased one of your 1 gallon Meyer Lemons from Triple Tree Nursery in Maple Ridge. It is blooming but the leaves are showing some slight yellow mottling and are not the dark, rich green you would expect. There is also some leaf drop. I purchased the plant anyway because I wanted one so badly. I would appreciate care/remedy instructions. Thank you.

LJ Benjamin


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Answer from NGA
February 29, 2004

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for Patio Tree, Screen, Fruit and as a Specimen Plant. 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 of age. 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. Keep the soil moist, but not soggy wet. 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 potting soil.

Hope this information helps you help your plant regain its health! for Patio Tree, Screen, Fruit and as a Specimen Plant. 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 of age. 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. Keep the soil moist, but not soggy wet. 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 potting soil.

Hope this information helps you help your plant regain its health!

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