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My 3-month-or-so lemon tree sapling seemed to be doing great, and has been growing quite huge leaves at a fast rate. However, this morning when I looked at it, one of the newest (and biggest) ones was almost entirely folded:

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Is it something I should worry about, or is it no big deal? And if the former, why did it happen, and what should I do?

(I try to water my plants often, but not too frequently, roughly every 2-4 days. Could it be a lack of water?)

  • I like that you 'roughly' water every 2-4 days! That is a good way to water! This guy looks very healthy and what I am seeing is very normal. This leaf is still 'uncurling' from its 'package'. The green is a good green and so far looks just fine. – stormy Sep 14 '16 at 21:16
  • Was this leaf previously fully open, and this has occurred since? – Bamboo Sep 14 '16 at 22:27
  • It is since today - the leaf was fine yesterday, but today (later) it does look like it's almost back to normal. I am new to this and do not understand the mechanisms and reasons for this, though... is it normal? – Clement C. Sep 15 '16 at 1:11
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I like that you 'roughly' water every 2-4 days! That is a good way to water! This guy looks very healthy and what I am seeing is very normal. This leaf is still 'uncurling' from its 'package'. The green is a good green and so far looks just fine.

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You've said the leaf had opened normally, and you found it rolled up like this later, then it righted itself later in the day. It looks as if your plant is indoors, and appears to be in sunlight through that window - if the sun was very strong yesterday, and you noticed the leaf rolled like this between 11-3pm or thereabouts, and it got better after that time, likely the sun was too hot through the window. Presumably only this leaf was affected because it's the most exposed to sunlight and it's a younger one - the ones beneath will have been sheltered to some extent prior to its rolling up.

The surface of the potting medium does look quite dry, so maybe the sun through the window does get a bit intense at times, though this won't be a problem during winter. Although its not wise to overwater these plants, if the soil in the pot does get a bit baked in the sun, its possible the plant is just a bit short of water.

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