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Drooping leaves on orange tree

I have had an orange tree (Valencia Orange) for roughly a year now, and it is currently a 30-something inches sapling. It so far was looking healthy, but in the past couple days, some new leaves it ...
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Discoloration on bottom of limes

We have some lime trees that generally give a good amount of fruit, most of it coming off the tree in good shape. About 10℅ of the fruit has discolored areas usually on the bottom of the fruit ("...
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Red streaks in Louisiana sweet oranges

We have orange trees that have always produced "orange flesh" oranges. This year a few of the oranges have red streaks in them. Is is possible that this year the flowers were crossed with a blood ...
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Why do the leaves on my Meyer lemon have blotchy yellow areas?

I have a Meyer lemon that I purchased a few months ago. I potted it into a self watering container with some potting mix mixed with some peat. It's flowering and small fruit are forming but the leaves ...
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Why is my citrus bare on one side?

All the branches on the east facing side of the tree are bare of leaves. I haven't noticed any pests going for it. I've been fertalising with Osmocote, citrus liquid fertaliser and have recently been ...
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Lime tree with older leaves getting brown and dry

To continue with my saga of "I am growing citri but am hopeessly clueless about it," I noticed today that some of the leaves of my (Eureka) lime sapling are patched with dry, brown spots (see below). ...
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What are these barely visible white spots and brown edges on my citrus plant?

I have a citrus plant and something else growing in a pot. The something else had some barely visible white mold-like spots for a few months, and now its and the nearby citrus plant's leaves are ...
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How can I tell which citrus plant it is from their leaves?

A few years ago I planted a variety of seeds from citrus fruits of orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit and mandarine. Only a few of them grew into big plants, and now I have 2-4 large plants, but I don't ...
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How can I trick plants into thinking there's more space in the pot so they grow larger?

I think I read somewhere about rearranging plant's roots in certain ways within the soil inside a pot to make it think it's growing in a larger space, and as a result let it grow bigger, as if it was ...
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Why does the lime half of a grafted tree suffer, while the lemon half thrives?

I have a dwarf grafted citrus in a pot in my garden. The trunk is grafted with one lemon branch and one lime branch. Over the last two years the lemon half of the tree has grown well and fruited ...
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Folded leaves on a seemingly healthy lemon sapling

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 ...
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What is happening to my citrus trees?

My kumquat tree has recently developed shriveled leaves with what looks to be trails of some sort on the leaves also. I am very new to citrus plants so really need some assistance. My lemon tree is ...
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Why does my lemon tree have black scabs on the lemons and yellow spots on the leaves?

We've recently moved to a new house which has a lemon tree in the backyard in dire need of some TLC -- but we're not quite sure what exactly is wrong with it. Two primary problems, which may or may ...
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Sun exposure of potted saplings

I have 3 potted citrus trees (or maybe more precisely saplings: two are 16 inches high, the youngest is maybe 6 inches high), that are growing on my window ledge. I am a little concerned, however, by ...
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Transparent crystal-like secretion on my orange tree [duplicate]

I have a young Valencia Orange tree (citrus senensis) which is doing great, and growing quite well. However, on one of its recent (small) branches, some sort of transparent secretion appeared in a ...
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Citrus fruit stopped growing, what to do

We have a 4 year old dwarf lemon tree. It has never flowered until this year. Many flowers and a lot of fruit, however the fruit seems to have stopped growing and has been stagnant for 3 weeks. We ...
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What are the consequences of not removing all the buds on my young lemon tree?

I have a potted dwarf Meyer lemon tree which is just entering its first flowering season (well at least the first that I've had it - I don't know how old it was when I bought it from the nursery.) I ...
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Albino citrus seedling? and 1 year old grapefruit plant

A few months ago, I tried to get some citrus seeds from flea market fruit to sprout, but they didn't so I just buried them inside the pot of my grapefruit plant. Last week, I noticed that there was a ...
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Why do fertilizers for the same plant type have significantly different ratios?

We have a beautiful, large citrus tree that hubby grew from a seed 25 years ago. It lives in a pot due to cold winters here, but spends as much time as possible outside - better for the tree and us. ...
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Problem with my Meyer's lemon tree

I have a Meyer's lemon tree that is several years old and this year it has flowered, I pollinated because we don't have many bees, the fruit has set but I am finding that quite a few of the baby ...
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Why is my Orange tree not bearing fruit

I have an orange tree for about 4 years. It bears flowers but they fall off. I have seen only 2 fruits from this tree. What may I be doing wrong. See pictures. Some leaves have holes. Not sure if ...
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Why do the leaves of my (very young) Eureka lemon tree look folded?

(Edited to add more detail and an update at the end) I have a small Eureka lemon tree that is few months old, and is currently showing signs of weakness that are worrying me. In more detail, some ...
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best time for propagation [closed]

My name is Nawaz Khan from Pakistan, Abbottabad. Kindly, tell me that what is the best time for propagation of Oranges trees citrus trees, orange sucker, and roses???
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Citrus plant with strong growth but yellowish/lime-green leaves

I know that (generally speaking) yellowish to lime-green leaves combined with slow/weak growth in a plant are an indication of inadequate nitrogen, and one must fertilize accordingly. However, does ...
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Fertilizing multi-variety fruit trees

I have a few fruit trees (apple, pears, oranges, grapes) and need to fertilize them. What is the best way to fertilize them? I am planning to use a mix of chicken manure and horse manure. Do I need ...
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Does my very young Eureka lemon tree have leaf disease?

I have had a small sprout of lemon tree (Eureka lemon, if I trust the label) for a few months, and for the past two it has been looking weak and sick. In particular, it's not making new leaves (...
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Lemons? Limes? Oranges? These trees are wierd!

I inherited 3 trees when I bought my house and all three have thorns on the branches with two trees having what appear to be lemons with orange highlights. When opened they have a very thick skin, ...
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Practical identification of suckers on a cumquat tree

I have a small cumquat tree, and sometimes it grows new, low branches, which I suspect are suckers. But how can I be sure, how can I decide whether to prune them or not? Here is a picture of the ...
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How big a lemon tree can I grow indoors?

I recently (yesterday) received a lemon tree as a gift. It's a little more than two meters tall, and comes with a giant pot, maybe around 50 cm in diameter and height. I'm planning on growing it ...
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Why has my orange tree turned yellow and stopped bearing fruit?

I live in Spain, and this year my orange tree has turned yellow all over, with no flowers or fruit. What could it be? I have taken a picture.
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How can I cure citrus leaves that have brown dots?

In the picture you can see brown dots on my indoor citrus tree. I have the citrus tree right next to a window. I also have 3 small citrus trees like this, but only this one has brown dots. I treat ...
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How to cure sticky citrus leaves?

In the pic you can see big sticky drops on my indoor citrus tree. I have the citrus tree right next to window. I have there also another 3 small citrus trees like this, but only this one has sticky ...
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Why are my limes taking a long time to ripen?

I have an indoor lime tree and it grew blooms and fruit for the first time (in seven years) this spring. I'm very excited. Now, it has 4 or 5 fruits on it and they've been on there since April or so. ...
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Why won't my citrus trees fruit?

I have 6 citrus plants bought from the nursery and it has been in ground for 5 years in full sun and still no flowers nor fruit. How can I get it to fruit
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How should I overwinter Kaffir Lime indoors?

This spring I bought a small kaffir lime plant (too small to call it a tree yet) for future use of the leaves in the kitchen. It spent a happy summer in his pot outside, but now winter is ...
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Kaffir Lime from seeds

I tried to smuggle a kaffir lime tree in from Malaysia in December, sadly it died instantly when I potted it. My partner bought 3 limes in France and brought them in but there was no seed in them. ...
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My lemon tree is having major problems [duplicate]

I live in Southern California and the bark on my tree is splitting, there are limbs also splitting off and the fruit is green instead of yellow. This tree is about fifty years old and I want to save ...
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Trying to save orange tree — pruning and general questions

I've been undertaking a campaign to save my orange tree and have made some progress. I live in Arizona and wasn't adequately watering it before, but have since mulched around the tree and deep water ...
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Can I save any of this orange harvest? (probably under-watered tree)

The house I'm renting has a number of fruit trees. I'm in San Jose, CA and with the drought, it has been a challenge to give them the right amount of water while still conserving. It seems the mature ...
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Identifying brown spots with Jade and lemon tree

I am trying to grow a lemon tree from seed and after circa 1 month tree is almost 5cm tall. However, this weekend it rained roughly and i checked my plants. I found out that my lemon tree has white/...
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Why are my Meyer lemon's leaves yellowing and falling off?

I purchased a 1-2 year old Meyer lemon. We keep it indoors and it was doing great, and started blossoming all over. Then we re-potted it, using some citrus soil and one of those self watering pots. I ...
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Small brown scales on my lemon tree [duplicate]

My small lemon tree has been showing these scabs for a while. They are brown, mm sized, and fall off very easily just touching them with a finger or a nail. Examining the soil with a lens I also noted ...
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What should I do to prevent citrus trees from “burned” branches? [duplicate]

I have 6 citrus trees which I treat same way but 2 of them have this problem and about 3 months ago 1 smaller has not survived. As a fertilizer I use agro nitrogen - phosphorus - potassium: 5 - 6 – 6 ...
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What is this white stuff on my lime tree and should I be concerned?

My otherwise healthy lime tree (5 years old), has an odd white growth over it's surface. The ants seem to enjoy it. Is this something that needs to be treated immediately or can I do it in the ...
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Why did my lime tree stop growing?

I have a lime tree inside behind the window in a pot. It's got a couple of fruits on it and it seemed to happily grow new foliage up until about 1 month (or so) ago. I also stopped watering it a few ...
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Why is my lemon tree dying?

My mature lemon tree is having problems. It always produced LOTS of lemons. Since I trimmed off some dead branches a year and a half ago it produces only a handful. Also, and probably more important, ...
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Should I kill off one of the plants from a polyembryonic citrus seed to let the other grow?

I am growing some indoor citrus trees from seeds and found the seeds to mostly all sprout two plants. They are all about 1.5 inches tall right now and for each pair of plants one is clearly larger and ...
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How to prevent fungus on soil in self watering pots?

Below is a picture of one of my lemon trees, where the soil is covered with some sort of fungus. When I remove it, it comes back in 2-3 days. I am suspecting the problem is, that lemon trees can't be ...
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My indoor lemon tree is an offshoot. What should I do?

I ordered a couple Meyer lemon trees online, and I'm hoping I can pull them off indoors with less than ideal light. One of the trees is offset with the main branch sealed. It's not the best look for a ...
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Why is my indoor lime tree growing fruit without pollination?

I'm growing a lime tree indoors. It's about 7 or 8 years old now and finally producing some flowers and also fruit. I just read a home guide from SFGate that manual pollination is required to grow ...