Lemon tree is one of the finest and coolest evergreen trees that garden hobbyists love to see or add in their indoor as well as outdoor garden. Lemon fruits are needed in day to day life, so why not start growing a lemon tree in urban areas if you haven’t started growing yet.
Just look in the picture of how cool and delicious it looks, isn’t it?
Oh, come on I can see that the picture itself has started creating an image in your mind of growing a lemon tree in your home and someday pick out beautiful yellow ripe lemon and cut it with a knife, squeeze it, pour juices in the glass then add some water with salt or sugar as you desire and then have it all touch your inner sensation while drinking it.
So let’s start with some knowledge about the lemon tree
- Lemon trees can’t survive frost( too much cold) or too much high temperatures.
- Lemon tree botanical name is Citrus lion.
- Lemon tree belongs to the Rutaceae family.
- Lemon tree is a small evergreen flowering tree.
- Lemon tree loves sunshine, it grows well in receiving at least eight hours of sunlight.
- Lemon trees have thorns that means its physiology is adapted for a little dry spell.
- Lemon trees need wind to get pollinated for fruit formation.
- Lemon trees can be grown outside in the garden directly in the soil or it can be grown in the bigger pots.
Do not get too much excited and plant any variety of lemon trees in your home. I will suggest to select only high yielding dwarf variety of lemon tree if you are planning to grow in a pot. But if you have garden space with surface soil then you can select high yielding tall variety too.
I have found that many garden hobbyists get frustrated when lemon trees grown from seeds do not yield fruits. Well have patience, lemon trees grown from seeds take time to fruit. Sometimes at least five years.
Lemon tree loves humidity. Indoor space has around 10% humidity but lemon tree likes to be in at least 50% humid space, so whether you are keeping lemon tree inside the home, keep it near a window facing the southern side receiving at least 8 hours of daily sunlight.
Have proper drainage holes in the pot or roots of your lemon tree is going to be affected by excess water in the pot.
If you are using inorganic fertilizer then apply one tablespoon of NPK in the ratio of 18:18:18 gm per month. If you are using organic manures or vermicompost then apply a handful of compost once a month.
This the most important point in the case of a lemon tree. Many garden hobbyists say that they saw flowers but it didn’t give fruits. Well, the solution is quite easy, naturally in open space with the help of wind or pollinators, flowers get pollinated and it forms fruit.
Just like humans, lemon trees are also prone to sudden change in the environment, if you are keeping it indoors then do not put it in direct sunlight suddenly.
If you ever face any problem in growing lemon tree then leave your comment below and I will love to help you as soon as possible, If you have any valuable point then contact us, I will like to see it and add in my article.
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