I have a lemon plant in my balcony in a container. I don't know how it grew there, but I am sure that it is a lemon plant. I haven't noticed its growth until now. I actually know nothing about lemon plants, but I want that plant to grow and bear fruit. What care must I take? It's about 20 cm (almost 8 inches) tall now. I live in India. The plant gets plenty of sunshine. Its in a pot almost 15cm in radius and 1 foot in height. Is it enough? Also please tell the amount of water it will need. Its a citrus lemon.Any suggestions?
Lemon plants are sensitive to cold. Bring the plant in before a frost. You can treat it like any other houseplant. It likes plenty of sunlight. Put it back outside when the weather permits. If you leave it inside all year, it starts to suffer a bit. Lemon trees can get big. You will eventually need a container 18 - 24 inches in diameter. You might want to find out the load capacity on your balcony. The plant and wet soil can be very heavy.