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Saving an indoor Meyer lemon tree with a couple leaves left

I’ve had this Meyer lemon tree since January. It was doing well, blossoming, etc. but in the past 2 months it’s slowly lost most of its leaves. I used to water it once a week and mist the leaves daily ...
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How can I rescue this lemon tree?

I've been growing a lemon tree from a store-bought lemon seed for about half a year now. A few days ago the temperatures have started to increase and since then the tree looks dried out, even though ...
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Re-Potting a Lemon Tree: Almost all leaves turned brown on a hot day

Today I re-potted my lemon tree in the morning. It was a very hot day and getting even warmer on the roof terrace where the tree is. In the early afternoon I many leaves have turned brown. Even the ...
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White branches on citrus tree, is this normal?

I'm seeing the branches to my citrus tree turn white. When I cut them, it's all dead. Is that normal or is it a fungus or something ? Please refer to the attached photo. It's happening to several ...
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How Can I Rescue This Little Bitter Orange Tree?

I've planted these sweethearts from seeds around 4-5 years ago. I live in a high humidity, fairly mild climate without much sun. I've kept these mostly indoors by window sills and for the past 1.5-2 ...
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Citrus: should old flower stalks be removed?

A kumquat was bought last winter and then had its fruits removed. This summer it’s not flowering. I’m wondering what it supposed to happen to the old flower stalks? Should I remove them (because they ...
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Grapefruit seedling

I'm new to citrus and I started germinating and then planting these grapefruits 3 months ago. Is this normal progress? I also have watered them every 2-3 days. Just asking for any tips on how to get ...
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Adding shade to a potted plant?

We live in the Caribbean and I have several potted plants in my rooftop. One of the plants is a small citrus plant. The problem is that the climate here is so hot (over 90 degrees in the morning) and ...
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Will citrus recover from alkaline soil/fruit drop?

Recently bought a place with orange, Clementine, lime, grapefruit, and lemon trees. New to growing citrus and did not test soil so did a fantastic job of nearly killing them all. Our soil ph is 8.5, ...
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What are these pests and how to solve?

[click below link for picture]1] Kindly help me with my lime tree
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Can a clementine cutting be rooted with out rootstock?

I have this clementine cutting that I placed in to coco coir and when I tug on it it doesn’t come out. And now it’s flowering ! Is this an advisable method of propagation?
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Help with lemon tree and encouraging new branch growth

I bought a lemon tree at the start of the year, at the time it was healthy and had fruit on it. Unfortunately it then suffered severe leaf drop and branch death. I think it was due to high stress from ...
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Indoor lemon tree has yellowing and falling leaves

My indoor lemon tree was doing just fine and had a beautiful bout of growth, some branches developing huge leaves and up to 10in in new growth. I've had it for about a year. However, several leaves (~...
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Citrus tree only growing watersprouts

I have a 6 year old citrus tree of the Washington Navel Variety. A couple of weeks ago the weather warmed up so it did that burst of new growth, but upon inspection, they all seem to be watersprouts. ...
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Meyer lemon tree is ailing

I've had my Meyer lemon tree for more than 10 years. It's small -- maybe 2 feet tall -- but mighty: This season, it produced 30 (!) lemons that I harvested over the winter. But by February all its ...
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Is lemon plant dead?

I bought this lemon plant about 1 year ago, and placed it in my rooftop, where it received very harsh sun. The plant's never been super healthy, but Lately it's been looking worse. I replanted it to a ...
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Dwarf Orange Tree growth problems

My dwarf orange tree has stayed the same since it was put into the backyard about 5 years ago . She has grown 5 oranges that were normal. After that she has stayed the same and grows flowers in the ...
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Tall Citrus tree is more like a leggy bush

I have 5 citrus trees that I inherited from the previous homeowners. Two are mandarin orange trees. (One tastes like delicious candy. The other needs some help, as it's dry.) There's also an orange (?)...
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Citrus plants that grow best in Northern California, and tolerate our zone 9 winters

I think I am having some beginner's luck with growing my Bearss Lime tree in a pot. I'd like to grow more of the citrus plants (preferably oranges/mandarins). Any recommendations for a newbie like me? ...
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Can lemon plant survive?

This lemon plant has always had trouble growing. Just today I noticed that the pot has earthworms, so I was thinking of moving it to another pot. But before transplanting it, I thought I’d share ...
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Composting Citrus Leaves

I have three mature citrus trees. One orange, one tangelo, and one really productive lemon tree. These trees produce a ton of leaves as you might imagine. Will composting so many citrus leaves "...
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Weak lemon stem

My lemon plants (the two to the right) are about one year old now and they are planted from seed at the same time. Nr 2: It stopped growing on the height for a while but instead developed two new ...
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Citrus saplings in need of some help wants to grow! Please help!

I have been trying to grow a pair of lemon saplings (from seed) with much care as to not over water. I previously tried to grow some from seeds and several unfortunately did not survive (due to my ...
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Will lemon tree ever grow new leaves on on bare branches?

I have an apparently healthy lemon tree that exhibits a few isolated leafless branches, 10-30cm long. Can I assume these are dead wood and prune them, or should I wait longer for them to emit new ...
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What to do with this Meyer Lemon Tree?

I have a Meyer Lemon Tree that used to be doing well, but has lately been losing most of its leaves. See How to tell if indoor lemons are ready to pick for what it used to look like. I had it outside ...
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Rooting citrus cuttings

I've rooted many roses and more recently, some some Eureka lemons. But have no luck with Persian limes. They want to grow fruit rather than roots. I have three cuttings right now, one with eight buds ...
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Kumquat leaf diseases or some kind of stress

I've got a Fortunella Obovata tree's leaves turning brown so I'd like to know is this some kind of diseases which would require disposing the tree or something treatable due to nutrition deficiencies. ...
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Forcing a non-grafted lemon tree to produce blooms & fruit

About 8.5 years ago I successfully germinated a lemon seed from a store-bought lemon (I believe it was a Eureka lemon). Fast-forward to today and that lemon seed has grown into a 9-foot tall tree. ...
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LED grow lights in living space cause eye damage?

I'm setting up a 3'x 6' space in my living room to grow citrus trees. I'd like them to be able to fruit year-round. I'm trying to decide between a few 200-400 watt CFL grow lights or LEDs. LEDs are ...
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Lighting for indoor citrus to produce full fruit

I'm getting a few different citrus trees I'd like to grow against the wall in my living room. I currently have a hydroponic veggie setup so I'm not a total beginner. I was wondering what lighting I ...
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Citrus treatment for scale bugs and whether fruit is edible

I have some citrus trees with scale bugs, they are kept as house plants and live outside during the warmer months. They've been sprayed (regrettably) with a pretty nasty pesticide. It's called Bug ...
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Dots on lemon tree leaves

The leaves on my lemon tree have these small yellow and brown dots. I assumed these are some kind of pests or insects and have therefore been spraying them with neem oil every 8 - 10 days. I even ...
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What's wrong with my Meyer Lemon Tree?

My young meyer lemon tree's are getting these yellowish spots and then falling off. Despite this, it has still bloomed and has quite a bit new growth. What is wrong?
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Citrus with spotty yellow leaves

I have checked the posts available but I am not sure I can identify the problem with my lemon tree. The plant was germinated from lemon seeds around one year ago, and it has two siblings who are ...
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What is the problem with my lemon tree?

I got a lemon tree 3 months ago, and moved it to a bigger pot (outdoors) and applied fertilizer. Within a month, it lost all the leaves (while still green). Since then, many new leaves appeared (...
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Why are my orange trees dropping new leaves and getting dry?

Up until a few days ago, these orange trees were doing fine and well. They had nice new growth. Since three days ago I've been finding them dropping some of the newer leaves, along with some of the ...
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Why the stores sell trees that look like bushes

I just bought a Eureka lemon tree. It is in a one gallon container but it looks more like a bush than a tree. It is about three feet from the bottom of the pot to the top of the branches. Does this ...
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Should I prune double “trunk” of orange tree seedling?

A few months ago (IIRC around last spring/summer), I planted an orange seed, which sprouted "twice" (as in, two main growths). I left both going, since by the time it had a few leaves, most of the ...
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I think my lime tree is dead

I have slowly been watching my lime tree die. I thought it just didn't get enough water last winter when we had no rain in the Los Angeles area and had heat problems. I noticed the bark seemed damaged ...
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Part of the citrus leaves are dull and dark graying

I did look up different diseases online but I'm having a hard time finding a match for these symptoms, the leaves with the dull color feel drier and not as smooth the the touch as regular normal ...
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Sour orange tree

My Son planted a lemon tree in his yard about 10 years ago. Somewhere along the way of becoming a big tree it now appears to be producing lemons on the lower part of the tree and big oranges on the ...
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Unhealthy orange tree

Our young orange tree (planted in the spring) has been healthy but growing slowly. I’ve noticed light blue spots on the leaves (EDIT: upon a second look, I realized that the spots are really white, ...
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How can I care for my dwarf meyer lemon tree with leaf drop?

I have a 3 year old potted dwarf meyer lemon tree that's not doing particularly well at the moment. It's never had a huge abundance of leaves, but a few weeks ago there was a particularly windy storm ...
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Is this a sucker? Can they grow above the graft line?

I have a citrus tree of the Washington Navel variety, which is around 4 years old (and has been here for 2 of those). Naturally this means it's a scion grafted onto rootstock of which I don't know the ...
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What to use - seed grown citrus as rootstock?

I have been growing a "clementine tree" from seed for about three years now and decided that I might want to experiment with some grafting onto it. So, I went away to try and went way overboard (as ...
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Is this green scale?

I have a small orange tree, and for the last few days the leaves are getting sticky and some green bumps and small white dots appeared in the trunk and leaves. From my google search it looks like ...
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How many/how much (by weight) orange blossoms do you get from an orange tree?

An average is fine, and ideally specific to the bitter orange tree. I'm trying to understand the economics of cultivating for Neroli oil.
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Dark beads, sometimes transparent, along core of clementine from overseas

I often find dark beads along the core of clementines grown overseas. On the odd occassion, one of the beads is clear and transparent. I've attached a photo below. The beads are not fluid; they are ...
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lemon tree water sprout

I have a lemon tree grown from seed that is about 2 1/2 years old. I thought from what I read that a very large branch growing from the base area was a water sprout(it grew faster, although it was ...
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Is my lemon tree healthy?

I planted a seed I got from a grocery store lemon about 4 years ago and this is my tree today. It's not very big, and the branching is kind of weird. I don't mind if it produces fruit or not, I just ...