The lemon tree is a very demanding plant when it comes to light, water and heat, and without them we won’t have flowers and fruits.
Like all citrus fruits, the lemon tree needs a lot of light to bloom. Place the lemon tree near the window or on the balcony (only if it’s closed and heated). Plants need an average of 6 hours of intense light per day.
– Citrus fruits are sensitive to cold. For a blooming and fruitful lemon tree you need constant heat. Don’t let the temperature fall below 68 degrees Fahrenheit, both during the day and at night. The exception is when the plant is at rest and its metabolism slows down – that’s when the environmental conditions are changed.
– The lemon tree is helped to feed, bloom and harvest by a fungus. Around its roots is a fine hail network that shouldn’t be destroyed. So, pay great attention when changing the soil, because the one around the roots shouldn’t be replaced completely if you want a blooming and fruitful lemon tree.
– Sufficient water without chlorine and limestone will help your little tree to make flowers and fruits. A thirsty plant will abort the flowers and will never bind. To maintain a higher humidity keep the pot on a clay ball tray in which you will pour water. Remember to spray the leaves once in awhile.
– The plant must also be fed to make fruits. Citrus fruits are sensitive to magnesium, manganese, iron and zinc deficiency. That’s why it should be fertilized from spring to autumn with liquid or solid solution, but ONLY if it’s specially designed for citrus trees. In severe deficiency cases, fertilize with foliar, but with less concentrated doses than those you use for garden fruit trees.
– Find all the indications regarding the concentration on the product label. Observe doses, they vary from product to product based on the chemical composition.
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