May 1st, 2021
Hey Plant Friends!
This week we are talking about the Lemon Tree! These plants belong to the Rutaceae family, commonly known as the Rue or Citrus family, and are native to South Asia. This is a great plant for outdoors with our warm hot summers. Indoors it can add great foliage to a room. Lemon trees are prized for their fruit, but also for their sweet smelling fruit and aromatic leaves.
Lemon Trees thrive in full sun both indoors and out. If you are looking to over winter your plant, make sure you have a full sun environment for this one. You may want to consider getting a grow light for the winter. Since these plants will be in full sun, they are going to take up a lot of water. Outdoors, make sure you are checking your Lemon Tree daily for water. Indoors it may take a little longer to dry between watering. Allow the top 2-3 inches of soil indoors to dry before giving it a good drink. It’s always a great idea to fertilize your Lemon Tree. I would recommend using a citrus specific fertilizer. We recommend JR Peter’s Citrus feed to support vibrant green growth, strong branching, and more and bigger fruit.