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Jul 31, 2017 3:47 PM CST
Hey guys have had my Meyer lemon for about a month now just transplanted it about a week ago but I've been getting cupping leaves and some yellowing leaves at the bottom of the plant. What could this be?
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Name: Elaine
Sarasota, Fl
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Jul 31, 2017 4:10 PM CST
Hi and welcome. It could be just some transplant shock. I'd advise you to put the plant in the shade for a few days or so, and see if that helps things.

These plants have often been raised entirely inside a greenhouse, so the light is not as intense as outside, no wind and controlled temperatures plus lots of tender loving care. When you take a plant like that out of it's accustomed conditions, it's going to have some issues with adjusting to harsher outdoor conditions.

The most important thing is to acclimate it to the direct sunshine slowly. The cooler, cloudy and rainy weather we had today will help, but the next few days you should give it a break from the sun. Then move it gradually out to the sunny spot where you want it to live.

Btw, it would be better for the little tree if you could remove that one lemon on it. It needs to grow roots and leaves right now, and making fruit takes a lot of its energy from doing that. (I know, it's really hard though).

"Success is stumbling from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." –Winston Churchill
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Jul 31, 2017 6:23 PM CST
Bad time of year to plant anything.
Heat and hot sun. 😬

Hears what i would do !
First of all ! Leave those couple lemons on tree, there just about ripe.
Second ! Throught a thin rag over her. Or give a early halloween. Take a peice of cheese cloth, spray paint a face, on it. And put it over her. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜¬πŸ‘ΊπŸ˜¬ owe ! Scary !!!
Kids will get a kick out of that.
Shoot ! Adults would too. Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Good talking to you. 😁
Latter 😎😎😎 Philip
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