Plant Care Lemon
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Lemon

4.6 out of 5 (7 experiences)

Lemon has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Lemon has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Variegated Pink Eureka Lemon, pink veriegated eureka lemon, Lemon Tree and eureka lemon

Taxonomy

Citrus limon
Citrus
Rutaceae
Sapindales

How to care for Lemon

Water

How often to water your Lemon

Water needs for Lemon
0.5 cups
every 9

Lemon needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Lemon

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Lemon in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lemon: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Lemon may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Lemon

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Lemon: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Lemon after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Lemon

Lemon

Lemon


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Lemon has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Lemon has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Lemon has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Lemon has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
Lemon has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Lemon has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Siepplant avatar
@Siepplant
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 181 XP
05/11/2021

I personally just got mine from seeds of a lemon in my kitchen.
They’re a great source of joy lots of new leaves in the first few months
Requires wet soil and will do amazing in a window sill
I love mine just because I grew them all the way from seedlings honestly

Just get some seeds peel them and place them in a bag or a container that’s seethrough with wet toilet paper as the growing medium

When it outgrows your container plant them in small pots and check the bottom every week too prevent rootbound

That’s all

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Rebeccurrrr avatar
@Rebeccurrrr
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 474 XP
04/23/2021

I started this sampling from a seed out of a lemon from my aunts garden last year. While it’s been growing more branches and more leaves quite quickly it won’t bear fruit for its first few years.

Fast grower Fast grower
Lori avatar
@Lori
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 119 XP
globe Fredonia, New York
03/25/2021

Slow to produce but I get a few delicious lemons a year !

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor

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