How to grow and care for lemon

Written by Maggie

Jan 11 2021

How to grow and care for lemon

How to grow lemon? Flower friends who like flowers have certain opinions on their favorite flowers, such as flower growing methods or caring tips. Today we'll talk about growing lemon and lemon care.


Growing lemon

When we start to grow a lemon, choose a fully ripe lemon to remove the seeds, as its seed germination rate is low, even if it does germinate.When removed, select large, plump seeds.

Place the selected seeds in clean water and wash away the negatives with your hands. Be careful not to injure its budding point. After treatment, soak it in clean water and keep it in a warm place to avoid light for about a week. Please be careful to change the water daily during this period.

After soaking for about a week, the seeds can go straight into the basin soil. After transplanting, a small amount of water or water should be used daily to keep the soil moist.

About a week or so after planting, you can grow a seedling and wait for it to grow for a while to remove the weaker and thicker seedlings. So the rest of the seedlings can grow better.

Pay attention to planting cultivation, do not damage its root system, soil do not clean up, leave a little, leaf transplantation to reduce its number. In this way there is a high survival rate.

The above is how to grow lemons, hoping to be helpful to create a new green and healthy life for you!


Lemon care

Generally, the suitable temperature for the growth of Lemon is 23 ℃ to 29 ℃. Lemon likes light, so light is indispensable in maintenance. The following are six daily care items of Lemon.

Temperature care

The optimum temperature for Lemon growth is 23~29 ℃. If temperatures exceed 35 degrees in the summer, Lemon's growth slows or stops.

Lemon is not cold resistant. Generally, winter temperatures need to be kept above 5 degrees Celsius for a long time to prevent Lemon from frostbite.

Soil care

The soil of a pot Lemon plant must be permeable, moist and fertile, and slightly acidic. This soil is conducive to the growth of a Lemon.

Lighting care

Lemon is a light-loving potted plant that likes half shade and can be placed in a sunny and ventilated place for daily maintenance, but it cannot be exposed to the sun for a long time.

Especially during the summer high temperature period, once the temperature exceeds 30 degrees, flower friends need to take shading measures in advance to avoid Lemon being exposed to strong light, which will affect Lemon's growth.

Watering care

Lemon grows in the spring, when it needs more water, so customers can water it more often to keep the soil moist.

Of course, in the increase of watering frequency, also control the amount, you can not have waterlogging, to avoid root rot. In the autumn and winter, when the flower buds differentiate and the soil is slightly drier, the Lemon is watered less in winter than in spring and summer.

Fertilizing care

Lemon is a flowering and fruit-looking plant, so it can be used with fertilizer rich in phosphorus and potassium, especially during its growth period and bud period.

Lemon prefers fertilizer, and liquid fertilizer or cake fertilizer is generally recommended. Frequent application of thin fertilizer is beneficial to the growth of Lemon.

In addition, in northern areas, the soil is alkaline, so florists in northern areas can add ferrous sulfate as appropriate to adjust the pH, which is helpful for Lemon.

In summer and autumn, Lemon grows slowly, so excessive fertilization should not be applied in these two seasons to avoid fertilizer damage.

Environmental humidity

The humidity of a Lemon environment is generally between 40 and 75%. Therefore, during the growth period of a Lemon, flower users can spray water on the leaf surface to keep the maintenance environment moist. However, when spraying water, they should not spray water on the flowers or fruits to avoid affecting the flowers.