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Lemon plant

Lemon plant

Regular price Dhs. 350.00 AED
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lemon plants:

  1. Climate: Lemon plants thrive in warm, subtropical climates but can also be grown indoors or in containers in cooler regions. They prefer temperatures between 70-85°F (21-29°C) during the day and above 55°F (13°C) at night. Frost can damage lemon plants, so protect them from freezing temperatures.

  2. Sunlight: Lemon plants require plenty of sunlight to thrive. Place them in a sunny location where they receive at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day. Indoors, place them near a south-facing window where they can get plenty of sunlight.

  3. Soil: Plant lemon trees in well-draining, slightly acidic soil with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5. A potting mix formulated for citrus or tropical plants works well. Good drainage is essential to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot.

  4. Watering: Keep the soil evenly moist, but not waterlogged. Water the lemon plant when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Water deeply, allowing excess water to drain away. Avoid letting the plant sit in water, as this can lead to root rot.

  5. Fertilization: Fertilize lemon plants regularly with a balanced fertilizer formulated for citrus trees. Apply fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer), following the manufacturer's instructions for application rates.

  6. Pruning: Prune lemon plants as needed to maintain their shape and encourage healthy growth. Remove dead or diseased branches, as well as any suckers or shoots that emerge from the base of the plant. Prune lightly to avoid removing too much foliage, which can reduce fruit production.

  7. Pest and Disease Management: Lemon plants can be susceptible to pests such as aphids, scale insects, and spider mites, as well as diseases like citrus greening and citrus canker. Monitor the plant regularly for signs of pests or disease and treat as needed with appropriate measures, such as insecticidal soap or neem oil for pests, and copper fungicides for diseases.

  8. Harvesting: Lemon fruits typically ripen on the tree and can be harvested when they reach full size and color. They should be firm and glossy, with a bright yellow color. Use pruning shears to cut the fruits from the tree, taking care not to damage the branches or leaves.

With proper care and attention, lemon plants can produce an abundance of fragrant flowers and delicious fruits that can be enjoyed fresh or used in cooking, baking, and beverages. Whether grown outdoors in a garden or indoors in a container, lemon plants can add beauty and utility to any space.

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