Embark on a citrus adventure with our step-by-step guide to cultivating and nurturing lemon trees.
From choosing the right variety to fostering optimal growth conditions, this comprehensive manual covers everything. Unlock the secrets to bountiful harvest and enjoy the satisfaction of growing your own thriving lemon tree oasis.
Fill your pot with potting mix.
Add citrus fertiliser
Remove plant from the pot and place into pot you are wanting to use.
Tip: Squeeze the pot before lifting it out and transferring
Add more potting mix:
Add a layer of maltch
Water your plant – add Seasol as this promotes root growth (use 30ml every 9 liters)
Citrus plants are heavy feeders so you will need to fertilize every 3 months
Monitor your plant to make sure there are no pests or diseases – to prevent this use a Pyrethrum plus oil pest spray.
Flourishes in full sunlight; however, it necessitates protection from strong winds.
Requires regular feeding for optimal growth.
Displays moderate drought tolerance but demands water during prolonged dry spells. Adequate watering is essential during the flowering stage to encourage robust fruit development.
Thrives in all zones excluding arid regions, ideally suited for milder areas within semi-arid climates.
Typically 3–6m, with pruning commonly used to control height. Dwarf variants are also available, suitable for cultivation in containers.