Dull and curling leaves on my lemon tree - Knowledgebase Question

Idaho Falls, Id
Question by gwler
February 27, 2006
My daugher gave me a Monrovia Meyer Improved Lemon Tree for Christmas.

The leaves are dull and curling. What can I do to improve the health of the tree. The lemons seem to be growing but the leaves do not look healthy.

Answer from NGA
February 27, 2006


Dull, curling leaves usually indicates water stress and the need for more frequent fertilization. Citrus trees like moist but not overly wet soils and they are heavy feeders. Since your tree is probably in a container, I'd recommend feeding it continuously with a half-strength dilution of liquid fertilizer, applied every 2-3 weeks. Feeding this way will reduce the risk of over-fertilization and root burn. Best wishes with your lemon tree!

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