Use a specialized citrus fertilizer available at a garden center.
My meyer improved lemon tree is about a foot high. I purchased it this spring and it had blooms on it. Now, it has three, just larger than golf ball, sized lemons on it. They are just beginning to turn yellow. Some of the leaves are getting yellow spots and dropping off and others are just dropping off. It is in a pot indoors in an east facing window. Citrus trees tend to be extra sensitive to that shift and what seems like a minor change in light intensity or the amount of humidity or water it receives can cause leaves and developing fruit to drop almost overnight.
Sunlight: Lemon trees need eight hours of direct sun per day. You can get away with six, especially during the winter off-season, but bright light is required for good fruit production. If the light Author: Gayla Trail. Put the pot onto a large, shallow saucer filled with gravel or marbles. Fill the saucer half-way with water so humidity around the leaves will be increased. 3. Buy a “clamp light” from a hardware store.
These typically have a big round aluminum reflector and a springy clamp that can attach it to nearby window sill. Nov 06, Synopsis: Potted, indoor, Improved Meyer Lemon with mostly healthy-looking, perky leaves. Regularly dropping green leaves, some twigs are turning brown.
Dropped its only several-months-old lemon. Treatment: hose them away with water, which sometimes does not work. Or spray with horticultural oil or neem oil, which is more likely to work. kvetchlambkin (nyc 7b) 3 years ago. Oh that reminds me, spider mites infestations will usually occur in very dry conditions so yeah spraying with. Nov 06, Synopsis: Potted, indoor, Improved Meyer Lemon with mostly healthy-looking, perky leaves.
Regularly dropping green leaves, some twigs are turning brown. Dropped its only several-months-old lemon. Two new, unopened blossoms.
You can make a soapy water mixture by using regular dish detergent Dawn or any other brand and water.
46â€â€ tall w/pot. Dropping leaves a day. Most fall off leaving the petiole attached to the branch, but. A: It’s typical for a Meyer lemon to lose leaves during winter indoors. There are three usual causes: lower light levels than it prefers, low humidity and soggy soil. To give it the best care possible, do the following: 1. Don’t water unless a finger inserted two inches deep.
Meyer lemon often does this as a way to prevent setting too much fruit.
There are lots of insect predators such as ladybugs which prey on aphids as well as birds.
Other possible causes -- fertilizing at the wrong time; soil got too dry; soil stayed too wet; tree was exposed to cold temperatures."Lots of leaves turn yellow and drop at the same time." Something is wrong with the soil. Most often, it's that the roots are staying wet.