Plant Care Meyer Lemon Tree

Meyer Lemon Tree

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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.

Taxonomy

Citrus x limon 'Meyer'
Citrus
Rutaceae
Sapindales

Also known as

Citrus limon x 'Meyeri' and Citrus meyeri

How to care for Meyer Lemon Tree

💦 Water

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
9

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5"
☀️ Light

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 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Meyer Lemon Tree in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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!

Benefits of Growing Meyer Lemon Tree →

Common Meyer Lemon Tree Problems →


💦 Water Needs

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 Water Frequency →

Meyer Lemon Tree Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

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 Light Requirements →

Meyer Lemon Tree Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

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 Toxicity to Humans →


💨 Humidity

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 Humidity Needs →


🪴 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!

When and How to Successfully Repot Meyer Lemon Tree →


💩 Fertilizer

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!

How Much and When to Fertilize Meyer Lemon Tree →


🌎 Native Region

Meyer Lemon Tree is native to Southeast Asia and Australia.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Meyer Lemon Tree bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

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.

How and When to Prune Meyer Lemon Tree →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Meyer Lemon Tree can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Meyer Lemon Tree Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

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

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!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Meyer Lemon Tree

Meyer Lemon Tree

Meyer Lemon Tree


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft 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

Meyer Lemon Tree has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 17
Meyer Lemon Tree has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 17
Meyer Lemon Tree has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 9
Meyer Lemon Tree has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 7
Meyer Lemon Tree has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 7
Meyer Lemon Tree has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
@JohnnyRedBird avatar
@@JohnnyRedBird
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 408 XP
03/08/2022

Had success with her last year. Growing up slowly but curious how many years before seeing any citrus 🍋 ?

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Mimi avatar
@Mimi
leaf-1 22 Plants
xp 1,646 XP
globe Smyrna, GA
02/25/2022

I started my Meyer Lemon tree from a seed. It’s five or six years old. We recently moved and it seems to enjoy our new home as it has started growing now. I just put it in a bigger pot today.

Survivor Survivor
Tara avatar
@Tara
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 102 XP
globe Ohoka, Canterbury
11/24/2021

Once established it can reside outdoors in NZ and provides delicious fruit.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
@WiscoMountaineer avatar
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leaf-1 3 Plants
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globe Madison, WI
11/15/2021

Best grower of our three citrus trees. Last to be added.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Alycia avatar
@Alycia
leaf-1 5 Plants
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globe Vancouver, British Columbia
11/14/2021

A challenging plant

Blooms easily Blooms easily
@Debra avatar
@@Debra
leaf-1 4 Plants
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globe Tanglin, Singapore
11/13/2021

Lemons taste great! Slightly sweet

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
@DivineTreasures avatar
@@DivineTreasures
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 1,895 XP
globe Lebanon, TN
09/18/2021

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, NC
08/29/2021

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
@Sicky_viki111 avatar
@@Sicky_viki111
leaf-1 1 Plants
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globe Great Yarmouth, England
08/21/2021

Lenny is the cutest damn lemon tree ever. No regrets

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
@miaaa avatar
@@miaaa
leaf-1 54 Plants
xp 3,713 XP
08/08/2021

Can be very moody especially during the winter when it goes through a lot of leaf loss. Thankfully, it's been doing much better during the warmer months. It's only put out a few fruits this year, but the leaves smell great!

Browns easily Browns easily
Celeste avatar
@Celeste
leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 179 XP
globe Silver Spring, MD
08/05/2021

I love my little lemon tree

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
@Shelbymad101 avatar
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leaf-1 1 Plants
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globe Westlock, Alberta
08/01/2021

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
@TATMOM69 avatar
@@TATMOM69
leaf-1 30 Plants
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globe New York
06/17/2021

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

Debbie avatar
@Debbie
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 739 XP
05/13/2021

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
@pamperrien avatar
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leaf-1 65 Plants
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globe Chattanooga, TN
03/01/2021

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

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