Grow Citrus Trees Indoors
Imagine strolling into the living room to pick a lemon for dinner or a grapefruit for a snack. It's entirely possible with these easy growing tips.
What Citrus Trees Want
Location: Lavish your tree with sun at least 8 hours daily, or set it under a full-spectrum grow light (available from a home-improvement center) from morning to evening. Keep above 60ºF in winter.
Water: Pick a pot with good drainage, and use our soil blend. Water about 1/2 gallon weekly, when the top 3 inches of soil feel dry. If you live in a dry climate or have dry heat, mist leaves every few days.
Feeding: Fertilize with a high-nitrogen, low-phosphorus food (20-10-10) or one specifically for citrus every other time you water.
Pruning: Prune at least three times a year -- April, June, and September -- to increase the number of branches, thereby boosting fruit production and giving the tree good shape.
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