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Could this be a graft-chimaera?

About a year ago I grafted a lemon bud to an orange seedling and today I discovered a new bud that is growing from the graft union. Could this be a graft-chimaera or is this just a bud from the ...
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Why is a lemon from my tree like this?

I have had a lemon tree producing lemons for the lasts few years. I few I picked had weird shapes, but this one looks very strange. I'd like to know if it shapes and weird black color it means ...
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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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Lemon tree questions

What can I do to keep my lemons from yellowing and dropping while still very small. Also, I'd love some advice about pruning and fertilizing. Thanks so much. Janice
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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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Is it a Lemon or not?

I have an indoor lemon plant. Bought last winter and looked quite nice dropped all of its leaves by spring. I put it outside when the risk of frost was over, repotted with some decent soil and it ...
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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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Lemon Meyer - unidentified disease

my young Meyer lemon tree has been growing something I though was bark. However it is not bark but brown spots with tiny white dot in the middle. They come off easily as you can see some of them on my ...
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Dealing with spider mite infestation of new lemon tree

I am growing a lemon tree indoors. It got infested with spider mite (at least I think that based on the look of it see picture at the end). I noticed it bit late and it caused my lemon tree to loose ...
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Is it possible to revive a lemon tree with no leaves and one lemon?

first time posting on this website so let me know if I'm doing something wrong. I received a Meyer lemon tree for my birthday in Nov (2020). It was a cutting that was planted into a pot by a nursery ...
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What are these bugs on my lemon tree?

I've noticed some white bugs on my potted lemon tree and would like to know what they are, and advice on how to kill them! Any help is greatly appreciated - Aaron.
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Lemon tree that got left outside during a cold night

I stupidly, but in error left my lemon tree outside over night when it was really cold and now all the leaves have died and are starting to drop off. If I scrape the bark on the trunk it is still ...
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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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Dying Pink lemon tree

I got a pink lemon tree from a nursery last summer. I’m in San Antonio. I made the huge mistake of putting her in the ground during the summer. It is a well drained area. She’s done pretty well until ...
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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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What is eating the rind of the lemon?

These fruit had already fallen, but the fruit is sometimes being eaten on the tree. Just one or two fruit at a time. No noticeable teethmarks, though I will examine the intact lemons more often to see ...
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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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Trouble with meyers lemon tree

I want to apologise if this has been asked a lot already. I have browsed through the forum and read most of the other post about this same problem. I wanted to ask again for my self since I have read ...
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Meyer Lemon Tree Health Issues Help

I am a new Meyer Lemon tree owner. My trees' leaves have gradually yellowed, and started dropping. I thought they were under-watered, so I started watering more regularly, but that doesn't appear to ...
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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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Severe wind has stripped leaves from lemon & lime tree

I purchased a lemon and a lime tree and potted in Autumn this year. They are in full sun and have been looking great however we have had some severe winds and this has stripped the leaves from the ...
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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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Lemon tree losing leaves

My potted lemon tree has been losing leaves. The leaves exhibit a pattern of lighter blotches at the edge of the leaves, which I suspect may be due to a magnesium deficiency, but also a strange ...
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Lemon tree getting malformed leaves

My meyer lemon tree is getting malformed leaves on all new sprouts. It's a 4-year old tree growing in the container. It bears about 10 lemons and they are healthy. Any idea how it happens? Thank you ...
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Watering a Four Seasons Lemon Tree

I think that I am having problems with watering on my lemon tree as well. Unfortunately, I don't know if I am overwatering it or under-watering it...It looks like it is underwatered as the new ...
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What causes sudden discoloration and leaf drop in a mature lemon tree?

We have a 30yo lemon tree in a large container. It spends winters inside and summers outdoors. We moved it outside a few weeks ago, when day temperatures were between 10 and 20 C and night ...
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Lemon plant age 5-6 months branches are drying?

Let us know why the branches of lemon dried ? What’s the cure of it.
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Lemons from my garden are really hard. Is there a solution to this?

Lemons from my garden are really hard. Is there a solution to this? Here some details. I'm in a tropical country (Sri Lanka) here its a sandy soil. I dont use any commercial fertilizers on them. My ...
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Lemon tree lost all its leaves

My lemon tree lost all its leaves a while ago. I was hoping it would recover but I’m not sure anymore. I’m a little inexperienced with taking care of plants but I’ve scraped a bit of bark off the ...
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What are these fungus-like things in my tree?

A few days back I realized there is some kind of fungus-like growth on my lemon tree and it has affected the plant growth so much. The leaves just don't grow and the tree seems to dry out. Today I ...
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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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Lemon Tree Help!

So I was a really bad lemon tree mom and didn't take the best care of my lemon over winter time. I've given it a severe prune and when I scratch the bark back at the base, it is still green. Can ...
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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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Should I transplant or wait for recovery?

I have a couple of indoor lemon trees that went without water while I was away for a couple of weeks. When I got home I watered them, and after waiting a couple of days it seems almost all the 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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Revive/care for Yen Ben lemon tree

Need some help/advice for my Yen Ben lemon tree, location is New Zealand. I have been watering about once a week, usually with lemon tree food added. I am in a pretty sheltered apartment area, the ...
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Potted indoor lemon tree

For the last few months my lemon tree has been losing its leaves. I recently discovered a lot of citrus scale on the tree. I cleaned them all off. Im wondering if the leaf drop is due to the scale ...
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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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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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What is wrong with this lemon tree? What can be done?

My lemon tree, which is about 2-3 years old, has started developing nodules a few months ago, as in the picture below. There are also a lot of ants on it, and I believe the ants arrived around the ...
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Why are my lemon tree’s leaves curling?

Help! Our lemon tree’s leaves are completely curled. They started curling around four days ago or so. We thought it was an under-watering issue, but since a heavy watering nothing has changed (maybe ...
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How to tell if indoor lemons are ready to pick

I have an indoor lemon tree that has two lemons. It took a long time, but they finally turned yellow from green. How do I know when they are ready to pick?
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How do you keep Newley sprouted lemon trees warm

The lemon trees are about 4 inches tall, have been in ground for about 4 months, and are doing very well but there is going to be frost soon and don’t know how to keep them warm during winter since ...
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