Potted lemon tree needs lots of light
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The dwarf Meyer lemon tree, with its evergreen leaves and repeat, fragrant blossoms, can be grown indoors in pots. Citrus trees like lots of light -- 8 to 12 hours of sunlight per day, some of which can come from full-spectrum fluorescent grow lights. An average indoor temperature of about 65 is optimum. You can move the tree outdoors in the summer, but always keep it above freezing. The Meyer lemon is the most popular for indoor growing of all dwarf citrus trees cultivated by Four Winds Growers in Fremont, Calif., which advises using a well-draining, light commercial potting mix and a good fertilizer. Keep the soil moist but not soggy, adding about 1/4 to 1/2 gallon of water every five to seven days.
-- Patricia Lowry
First Published February 12, 2009 12:00 am