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Sabri
May 29, 2020 2:02 AM CST
I have a problem with my lemon tree, 3 of the new leaves are hanging down and are very weak, I think they are dead, does anyone know what it is and if I can still save them, or should I take them off?
Name: Luis
Hurst, TX, U.S.A. (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Region: Texas Salvias Roses Hibiscus Plumerias
luis_pr
May 29, 2020 2:18 AM CST
Hello, Sabri. A few questions, please? Can you post pictures of the tree and the leaves? and explain what do you mean by the leaves are "weak"? What color are they? Is the soil dry, moist or soggy? They typically need more than 6 hours of direct sun so how many hours of sun does your lemon tree get (from when to when)? I assume it is a potted lemon tree? in well draining potting mix? Are you maintaining the soil somewhat acidic? How old is the lemon tree? How often do you water the tree? When was the last time that you fertilized it? What did you use as a fertilizer? Thanks! And sorry for all the questions but they may help us all understand what could be wrong.
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Sabri
May 29, 2020 2:30 AM CST
Hello
the leaves are a bit more yellow than normal and they feel very thin, maybe this is because they are new leaves and they are still quite small but I have never had this with new leaves. he gets about 7 hours of sunlight a day and is now 6 months old. I water it once every 5 days. Maybe this has to do with fertilizer, because I gave him fertilizer for the first time this week. it was a normal organic liquid fertilizer for all plants. and I took 4 of the bottom leaves 2 days ago. Maybe it could have something to do with this
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Name: Luis
Hurst, TX, U.S.A. (Zone 8a)
Dog Lover Region: Texas Salvias Roses Hibiscus Plumerias
luis_pr
May 29, 2020 3:40 AM CST
Could be. Here are some instructions that might help:

https://www.wikihow.com/Grow-L...
Name: Will Creed
NYC
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WillC
May 29, 2020 10:34 AM CST
Check the soil pH and be careful not to overwater because it is in a very large pot and much more prone to root suffocation.

Are you growing it inside or outside?
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at [email protected]
I now have a book available on indoor plant care
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Sabri
May 29, 2020 10:36 AM CST
Sometimes I place it outside, in the winter inside
Name: Will Creed
NYC
Prof. plant consultant & educator
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WillC
May 29, 2020 10:41 AM CST
The difference between inside and outside is much more significant than is commonly realized. Outdoor sun is up to 100 times more intense than indoor light. And temperature variations are much greater outside. Proper watering will vary significantly with its location.
Will Creed
Horticultural Help, NYC
www.HorticulturalHelp.com
Contact me directly at [email protected]
I now have a book available on indoor plant care

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