Christine said:What kind of soil is it planted in? Are you sure your watering it enough with the temps spiking? I have a grapefruit in a large pot and in the summer I need to water her twice a day on super hot days.
Christine said:I dont know the soil your using but it looks extremely dense and dry, other members will have more advice for you..
DaisyI said:Hi Ashley,
Its great to hear from you again. I suspect your little tree is drying too much. But, as the fruit hasn't dropped off, it could be a little sunburn too. Are you getting the leaves wet when you water? Are the yellowing/brown leaves on the outside/sun side of the plant?
DaisyI said:If one side of the pot was facing out in your previous place and now a different side is facing out, the now outward facing leaves aren't used to that much sun. It will adjust and new leaves will be fine. There's nothing you can do for the old leaves.
Keep an eye on the watering though.
I just had another thought. Do you have a saucer under your tree's pot? A shallow saucer would act as a reservoir to keep the soil damper. If you actually have a rainy season this year, you may have to move the saucer.
WillC said:I'm confused. Is your tree inside or outside? When you water, does some water usually trickle through the drain hole?
kittriana said:I think the pot is restricting the roots. Citrus likes water, doesn't like wet toes. That burn could be sun or fertilizer. Your fruit will be with you until about our Christmas. You shouldnt have fruit drop...if you wipe the leaves, use a mix something like 1/3 cup milk, 2/3 cup water to wipe them with. Sometimes citrus leaves do drop. Have lost ALL the leaves on mine due to grasshoppers eating them, but the fruits grew on and the plant lived and leaves returned.
bumplbea said:Try adding soil to the pot by removing old soil as much as possible without disturbing the roots or repot. The soil looks depleted and the plant is not receiving enough nuitrents. Either it's getting too much water or not enough and dries out too much between watering. I would add a 1/3 the recommended liquid fertilizer each time watering. Inspect the root ball is it root bound? If so, open roots gently, clean out dead roots and check for inspects ie: nats or soil mites . Leaf rollers ? Also inspect leaves for insects. Repotting would energize the whole plant and only one size larger pot. Clean all dead material from plant rinse off the whole plant with garden hose. Dead material on plants causes a gas which also causes other leaves to die.
It needs at least 10-12 hours of indirect sunlight per day. Slowly harden off to outside temps ...day and night ...as well as sun exposure to full sun. Generally takes about 7-8 days for plant to adjust.
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