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1 year old citrus plant leaves browning

I'm very new to growing any citrus plants. Last year I decided to plant some lemon seeds that I got from lemons from the store, just as a sort of "will this even grow" This plant is now ...
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Why do I have yellow dots on my citrus tree and when I turn the leaf there are small white dots

I just recently bought a citrus tree indoors. I had mealy bugs before where I used a mixture of neem oil soap and alcohol which helped a lot but now the new leaves are not getting darker green like ...
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Citrus Tree Identification

My father grew several dwarf limes in Southern California (about 2-3 feet high) that I remember distinctly from my youth. He called them "beer limes" or at least that was the name in my ...
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Deformed Leaves on Newly Grafted Citrus Tree

I'm reaching out because I've noticed some unusual deformities in the leaves of my Washington Navel Orange tree (grafted in September this year), and I'm a bit puzzled about the cause. I've attached a ...
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Myers’s Lemon Tree

I Live in Northwest Florida and last winter we got record breaking freezing temperatures. I planted a Myers’s Lemon tree in the fall and even though it was protected it still got some frost damage. It ...
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Is there any hope left for my lemon seedling?

I was gifted this lemon seedling two months ago and re-potted it using soil from an old raised bed, and it seemed to be happy: It grew two new leaves, one being quite large compared to all the ...
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Potted lemon tree not growing/flowering

I bought a potted lemon tree (>1m tall)and I had it indoors until the weather was good enough to then move it onto the balcony (west facing). Since I bought the tree (2 months ago) I have seen ...
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Is it normal for citrus to lose some leaves when moved outside?

Several days ago I moved a calamansi (calamondin) potted tree into an open terrace for the first time. According to meteorological reports, there was a wind of 3 mps (three meters per second) ...
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Lemon tree dropping healthy leaves

I have read a number of posts on the same topic, "healthy" lemon tree dropping leaves, here, here, here, here, here, and even this post from my same city (Vancouver). The general guidance ...
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Can you use the product Septic Shock (tm) in water to use on trees to help soil break down

I have bought Septic Shock from the store for bacteria in septic tank. Ok, but I want to use it two tablespoonfuls in gallon of water to put around fruit trees. Dp you think this will work to benefit ...
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Black stuff on the underside of leaf on a lemon tree

I'm trying to identify what is wrong with my lemon tree. Previously it had aphids and I treated that and they're gone, but now it has some black stuff on the underside of the leafs and is causing them ...
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Can I grow and produce fruit from the 2 seeds from my naval oranges?

Can the large 2 seeds I found in my naval orange be planted and reproduce? If not, what type in south Tx would I need to buy and would I need to buy 2 to pollinate?
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Is my pineapple plant healthy?

Our pineapple plant started to lose its color so we repotted it in a larger pot and added the recommended soil and fertilizer. We trimmed the leaves that were browned/yellowing at the end as well. It’...
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White spots and dried tips on key lime trees

We grew two key lime trees from seeds. They are now about 3 years old. A few weeks ago they started developing white spots on some of the leaves and some of the new shoots died off. We live in ...
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Our 4 yr old Persian lime/ Meyer lemon tree has 10% curling leaves… what is it? Treat with what?

Curling leaves, broken bark, dying branch. What is the cause & how do I treat this? Please Advise
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I want help related to my lemon tree

My lemon plant is almost dying though it has some green parts somewhere how to rejuvenate it plzz help
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Kumquat Marumi Zone 8b Frost Damage

I live in Zone 8b. I planted a Kumquat Marumi early feb this year. We had a frost a week after I planted it and the temp went down to 20 degrees. Is the tree dead?
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White, bark stripped branches on Meyer Lemon tree

Branches of my mature, well establised Meyer Lemon tree are entirely white - seemingly stripped of bark. What does this mean?
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My baby lemon tree is getting sick

I planted a couple of lemon seeds in a pot in June 2021 and a baby lemon sprouted. She grew up in a really healthy way. Since then, I have changed the soil and the pot only once. I used regular soil ...
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Container lime tree has discolored new growth

I have a semi-dwarf Bearss lime tree in a container. It seems vigorous and started flowering and producing fruit only a few months after I bought it. It is producing new growth well, but I have ...
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Should I treat soil after slime flux?

I inherited a tree that suffered from slime flux (bacterial wetwood). It had sores on the trunk that oozed liquid and foam, and the run-off created a smelly puddle at the base of the tree. The stink ...
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What's wrong with my citrus?

First two are a lime, second two are a tangerine. Both of these have done well in previous years. The lime is especially bad it does not seem able to add new leaves, and the existing leaves have ...
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How to handle citrus cutting blossoming

I had to remove a fairly uncommon (maybe ugli fruit), but dying citrus tree last year, and took some cuttings - 1 of which appears to be growing. My concern is that it is tiny (cutting is maybe 15cm ...
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How can I save my tangerine tree after repotting and leaves curling?

I have a 10 year old tangerine tree. It put on a ton of new leafy growth this summer when I had it outside, but I pruned a lot of the branches to make it look more uniform. It was in a pretty big pot ...
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How long to see results in citrus tree after soil remediation?

I recently discovered that a nutrient imbalance might be contributing to a grapefruit tree having fruit with thick rinds and no fruit/pulp. Here's the explanation I'm working from. If I add bone meal ...
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How should I prune this kafir lime to produce a bushier plant

I live in Sydney, AU. I have a kafir lime with 3 lanky branches. That I bought last year. Now that summer is almost upon us, I want to prune it a bit to produce a more bushy plant. At the start of ...
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Insects on lemon plant

See the insects on my lemon plant. It's eating out all the leaves of lemon plant. Same insects eating my curry leaves too. Please suggest how to remove those.
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What are the issues plaguing my lemon tree and how can I bring it back to glory?

Have just moved house and have a lemon tree that appears to be suffering from numerous issues. What exactly is causing the issues seen in the below pictures, and how can I effectively treat them? I've ...
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How do I salvage my dried up lemon tree?

my lemon tree is about 2 years old and it was in good shape. I went on vacation this month and the tree wasn't watered for 2 weeks. Now all the leaves are dried up and the stem feels dry too. I ...
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Deformed leaves on Buddha Hand citron

What citrus disease is this? I picked up the very last Buddha Hand Citron from the store, so I couldn’t choose a better looking plant. Its leaves have wavy contours and the inside is bubbly. I don’t ...
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How far away should I plant new citrus tree?

My two 12-year-old orange trees did not recover from the hard freeze in the Houston area earlier this year. I have given time for new growth and cut a couple branches to check for green wood. Nada. ...
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Lime tree is dying

My lime tree has been doing well for several years but in the last few days the leaves have curled up. It's getting enough water and I put some citrus food on the base. I also noticed these markings ...
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Poor Persian Lime Tree

I am in San Antonio where we had snow about a month ago. I bought this lime tree in early January and never repotted it but it was doing great. I put it in my garage for the snow storm, brought it ...
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Citrus tree cutting preparation for propagation

I have an indoor potted citrus tree (grown from a seed) that has a great sentimental value for me but that I have cared for improperly and it has been in a very bad shape. It has recovered now but ...
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Leaves dropping from young variegated lemon tree

I have a young, indoor, variegated lemon tree that I purchased in November 2020. This is my first tree and I live in PA. I understand that the climate here is not optimal for this type of tree. Leaf ...
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My lime tree cutting has developed flower buds along the stem but no leaves. The cutting is about 8 weeks along

My lime tree cutting is about 2 months along and it has not produced any new leaves but is producing flower buds along the stem. Should I be seeing new leave growth?
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Why is my Meyer Lemon producing orange fruit?

The tree this came from started as a Meyer Lemon 16 years ago. I got two skimpy years of lemons on my patio. When I moved to a house, the plant went into the ground, with a few lemons. Three years ...
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Big root sucker on productive orange tree

This orange tree produces wonderful oranges in large quantity. I just noticed that its double-trunk structure is due to a sucker that was allowed to grow and nearly take over. The two trunks form a ...
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Can I remove my lemon tree when it has fruit but is not growing well in a corner of the garden?

I transplanted my lemon tree from a pot to the corner garden bed. Since then, it has a lot of flowers and has lots of lemons. It is only just over a meter high but seems to be stagnated now, as the ...
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White patches on leaves on my indoor lime tree

I have an indoor lime plant that flourished through its first winter. Then, scale invaded, and I have been busy taking it to the shower and carefully cleaning leaf by leaf and stem by stem. The most ...
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Leaves on mandarin tree looking dull

Suddenly I have noticed that the leaves on the mandarin tree are looking dull and curling (whole tree). It's a 3 year old tree and it has been producing lot of fruits. I watered the tree yesterday and ...
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Raised bed in citrus cultivation in heavy and low permeable soils

Good morning, here a citrus grower from Sicily. Now there is a strong tendency in the world to grow citrus (pomegranates and other plants) in raised beds/berms, like this: The reason seems to be that ...
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Why is my otherwise healthy indoor meyer lemon dropping so many leaves?

I have a meyer lemon tree indoors that appears very healthy except that it is losing all its leaves. As such, I'm worried that it's actually dying. I've checked the other answers on Gardening SE ...
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Can I put orange or other citrus peel on the compost pile?

I have heard from a friend that orange and in general citrus peel should not be put to the compost pile. This is due to the artificial ripening agents added to them. If this really the case what is ...
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Can I graft a citrus using two different techniques simultaneously?

I am thinking of grafting a mandarin on a citrus tree that is most probably a grapefruit, but not sure. As I understand, they're compatible as both a citrus trees. My question is - can I graft a bud ...
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How to identify which variety of lemon you have?

Last month I decided to start some lemon seedlings from store bought organic lemons imported from Argentina (which for me is a first, usually lemons are imported from Mexico or grown in USA) fast ...
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Indoor lemon/lime - wilt leaves which yellow and drop

After they had been outside throughout the summer, I brought my citruses inside. I've been having them for a couple of years and this is the first time I observe so much leaves being dropped. On the ...
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Mandarin tree with yellow leaves and black spots (potted)

This grafted 'imperial' mandarin tree was planted in this pot over a year ago and is not healthy. Other plants at the store actually had fruit on them when I purchased this but it has never fruited. ...
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Is my tree definitely dead?

I'll keep this short. I bought a mandarin tree back in March, a few weeks before the Covid-19 outbreak. I kept it in my room in London. It grew a lot of leaves and seemed to do well. Then I left my ...
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Is this citrus?

This tree has branches like citrus, but the leaves are soft like a chili plant; and developing fruit is red. In this location I would usually expect a Cumquat. I can return to this location for more ...
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