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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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Lemon Tree Lost Most of its Leaves

I have a lemon tree and it recently lost most of its leaves. I am not sure why. Some information about the tree: I am not sure what the variety of the lemon tree is (here is the store website for the ...
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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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Is this a sign of deficiency? Lemon seedling

My month old lemon seedling put out its true leafs, however, the leaf has deep veins in the middle and its quite light in color on the leaf itself. I was wondering if this could be a sign of some sort ...
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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 seedlings

i just started to grow lemon from seeds. But i just want to ask you something about my seedling's leaves as they seem healthy but there are these dots on one of the leaf, i wonder if this is normal or ...
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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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Should I transplant a lemon tree from the ground to a pot for winter

My lemon trees are about 3 inches tall ( as I planted them from seed ) we have cold winters here and am scared that they will freeze. I planted them in the ground about 3 months ago.
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Transparent/white goo on the back of lemon tree leafs

The tree has been outside during the summer, since a few weeks back I took it in. A few days back I noticed these strange things attached on the back of 20% of the leafs. What is it?
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Lemons losing all leaves

I've been trying to grow some lemon trees from seeds. Everything went mostly fine: out of a dozen germinated seeds I got 5 seemingly strong & healthy saplings growing. These are the saplings after ...
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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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An indoor Meyer lemon with almost no leaves (in S England)

I've had this tree for about 7 months. I watered it according to the nursery instructions...water until it runs into the tray then wait until it is dry for about 6 inches on the top. I also ...
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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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White stuff in lemon tree branches?

The stuff literally looks like white paint drops that fell on the plant. it’s all over the plant and it’s not paint. What is it and what can I do to get rid of it? Is it contagious? Thanks.
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How do I properly cut and cultivate my lemon trees to keep them smaller?

I started growing these two lemon trees from (random storebought lemon) seeds a few years ago and they grew considerably over the last summer after putting them in larger pots. Because I live in ...
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Unknown insects attacks on lemon plant

Hi guys I have lemons plants in pots in my home and I noticed that there are a lot of bugs stick to Leave do not know what are they. I tried to spray soap water but they are not dying I throw ...
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Getting lemon trees to branch

I have two lemon trees which have been hesitant to branch anywhere but at the tips where I trimmed them because they were growing too tall. They're about 1 year and 8 months old now. I grew them from ...
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Meyer Lemon Tree

I inadvertently left my tree outside and it froze that night. It lost all it leaves but the stems look green. Any chance it will revive itself? I’m in North Carolina.
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What should I do with a secondary shoot on my lemon plant?

I’m growing a lemon plant indoors. After I planted the seed, two shoots came out of the seed. At first I thought the larger one would overwhelm the smaller and the smaller one would die. Growing it in ...
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Did I ruin my lemon tree?

Hey guys I just bought a house in so cal. The backyard lemon tree was overgrown really bad. Had lots and lots of intertwined dead branches. I read online to cut the diseased branches off but I ...
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Do Citrus potted plants need acidic soil

Does Citrus Plants growing in pots, need slightly acidic soil? I am thinking of the jasmine plant that requires, 1 teaspoon of vinegar, mixed with water, approx every 15 days, particularly during ...