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Caring For Your Lemon Tree
Home lemon - not a rare visitor in urban apartments. Its owner will not only have a pleasant citrus smell around the house, but also the usefulness of lemon fruits. In addition, home lemon tree with proper formation of the crown will help revitalize the interior. All we have left to do is to take care of this very finicky plant.
How to Grow a Lemon Tree at Home
Most often the cuttings are used to breed a lemon tree, also you can use the seeds. This is due to the fact that the lemon which is produced by grafting, begins to bear fruit earlier than the one that is grown from seeds.
Lemons - evergreen trees, that can bear fruit most of the year under certain conditions. The number of fruit per tree obtained varies depending on the variety of lemon tree and the conditions under which they are grown. The owner should do his part in normalizing the harvest of the tree. To do this, you should just delete unnecessary flowers from the weakest branches. This will help fruits grow to larger sizes and protect the tree from excessive depletion.
With this same purpose in mind it is necessary to transplant them often. It is best to choose clay containers for them. Lemons before the age of 10 are transplanted once a year, and lemons over 10 years are transplanted 2-3 times per year. The root system of lemons grows pretty fast. Unless transplanted into a larger sized pot, it can cause the plant to wilt and even die. An important role for the normal development of the lemon plays a sufficient amount of nutrients in the soil. When growing lemons at home you can use a special mixture to fertilize the soil.
Since lemons - are trees, a large role is played by the correct formation of the crown. It is necessary to take into account the fact that fruiting should not be allowed until the end of the formation of the crown.
How to Care for a Lemon Tree
For watering lemons it is best to use rainwater or water from the tap. Lemon - water-loving plant, so it needs to be watered very often. To avoid excessive soil compaction, loosen the soil surface about once a week. To increase the humidity in the room you can spray the plant with water from a spray bottle. In order to increase the humidity in the room you can use also use special pallets.
Lemons do not like sudden movement from place to place, even within the same window sill. Still, most experts strongly recommend that in the warmer months put the lemons in the courtyard or on the balcony. You should take into account the fact that direct sunlight can cause considerable harm to the plant.
By following these simple rules, you can indulge in a cup of tea with homemade lemons anytime.