Meyer Lemon Tree
4.6 out of 5 (37 experiences)
About Meyer Lemon Tree
The Meyer lemon is a delightful variety of lemon, created from a hybrid of the citron, pomelo, and mandarin 🍋. They are rounder and have a thinner peel than lomons you find at the grocery store and their taste is slightly more floral. They need enormous amounts of sunlight to produce fruit indoors so if you're looking to harvest, planting them outdoors may get you fruit sooner! Before fruiting, they produce white flowers with a sweet aroma.
Citrus x limon 'Meyer'
Also known as
Citrus limon x 'Meyeri' and Citrus meyeri
How to care for Meyer Lemon Tree
How often to water your Meyer Lemon Tree
Meyer Lemon Tree 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.
Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Meyer Lemon Tree in your home
Meyer Lemon Tree love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Meyer Lemon Tree does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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How to fertilize Meyer Lemon Tree
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 Meyer Lemon Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
Meyer Lemon Tree can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!
Meyer Lemon Tree prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Meyer Lemon Tree requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Meyer Lemon Tree is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.
Meyer Lemon Tree doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.
Meyer Lemon Tree does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!
Meyer Lemon Tree grows very slowly and doesn’t require added fertilizer. Replacing your plant’s potting soil once a year should provide them with more than enough nutrition. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
Meyer Lemon Tree is native to Southeast Asia and Australia.
Yes, you may see your Meyer Lemon Tree bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.
Meyer Lemon Tree will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Meyer Lemon Tree can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
The seeds of Meyer Lemon Tree can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.
Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.
Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Meyer Lemon Tree, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.
Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!
Care Summary for Meyer Lemon Tree
Meyer Lemon Tree
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
It was delivered in the middle of a NY snowstorm, and the shock from the cold made it drop all of its leaves. Started to recover a bit and had a few tiny leaves and buds but they keep dying and falling off, I really think my lack of direct sun is the problem... seems too finicky to be grown in the house. Hope it survives until it’s warm enough to move it outdoors for the summer.