Plant Care 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, eureka lemon and Citrus Lemon


Citrus x limon

How to care for Lemon


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

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Finding light for Lemon in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Lemon: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Lemon love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Lemon does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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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.

Difficulty Level

Lemon is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Lemon



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


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
Siepplant avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 181 XP

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
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 474 XP

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
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 119 XP
globe Fredonia, NY

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

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor

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