Plant Care Meyer Lemon Tree

Meyer Lemon Tree

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


citrus x meyeri

How to care for Meyer Lemon Tree


How often to water your Meyer Lemon Tree

Water needs for Meyer Lemon Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

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.

Calculate water needs of Meyer Lemon Tree

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Meyer Lemon Tree in your home

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

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

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Meyer Lemon Tree: 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 Meyer Lemon Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Meyer Lemon Tree

Meyer Lemon Tree

Meyer Lemon Tree

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

Meyer Lemon Tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 12
Meyer Lemon Tree has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 11
Meyer Lemon Tree has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 5
Meyer Lemon Tree has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 4
Meyer Lemon Tree has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 3
Meyer Lemon Tree has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Meyer Lemon Tree has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Divinetreasures avatar
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 679 XP
globe Biloxi, Mississippi

My kids love lemons and i wanted to grow some instead of buying them at the store.

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leaf-1 5 Plants
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globe Greenville, North Carolina

I absolutely love my Meyer lemon tree, Meyers. He’s completely changed the atmosphere in my dorm for the better and I couldn’t be happier.

Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
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leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 55 XP
globe Great Yarmouth, England

Lenny is the cutest damn lemon tree ever. No regrets

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 329 XP
globe Kenmore, New York

Started this tree three to four years ago from a lemon seed, this plant came with me on a cross state move and is doing great! the browning in the leaves is from when i left it outside for a few weeks and i think the direct hot sun shocked it

Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 179 XP
globe Silver Spring, Maryland

I love my little lemon tree

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 45 XP
globe Westlock, Alberta

Also get a big enough pot. I’ve had my lemon for over a year and he’s only grows as big as his pot. Super easy to take care of and smells great! Perfect for those with low motivation.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 859 XP
globe New York

My plant is adapting to its new home. Gonna give it some time.

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leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 368 XP

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.

Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 65 Plants
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globe Chattanooga, Tennessee

I have grown Larry from seed. This is his growth in 8 months. A slow grower so far!

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