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    My Meyers Lemon tree bloom

    Ive got a Meyers Lemon tree which lives in the unheated conservatory. Ive moved it into the house and its growing and flowering like mad but the leaves and flowers keep falling off. Leaves are dark green & healthy but keep falling off. Is it temperature, watering?
    Can anyone help please

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    Does it have beneath-soil bugs? I had cherry trees in my garden growing up that would just about finish flowering then everything would fall off and the trees would ooze because of Japanese Beetles and their larvae. Make sure you're not overwatering too - I had the same happen (leaves would shoot up but then melt off) on an Alocasia because it would soak up all the water I gave it, but unfortunately it was too much water. I mixed the previous potting mix 1 : 1 with perlite, and now it's a happier plant, because it needed more drainage.

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    It is a fine line with these Limes!

    Many factors can play a role in this. A root bound tree with throw new growth then dwindle rapidly. It may be time to repot if you haven't done so in a while with a fresh potting substrate. Another cause for leaf drop is cold temperatures, inconsistent watering or over watering. Even a rapid change in growing conditions can stress a tree enough to drop some leaves.

    Do not be concerned about the flowers falling off. A lemon tree will blossom a million times a season and out of those blooms, only a few will be successful and produce fruit. Like any other fruit tree. The amount of fruit set on the tree is determined by what the tree can sustain via it's root system. The bigger/healthier the roots the bigger the fruit set.

    Also watch for pests! Ants and spider mites love themselves a nice lush fruit tree to feast/live on.

    Hope I can help
    Last edited by Smitty; 04-04-2011 at 07:25 AM. Reason: confusing my lemon tree thread with my lime tree thread. :)

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    somethings to keep in mind also is that changes in environment can result in citrus plants losing some leaves as it slowly adapts to the new temperatures, humidity and lighting etc... if you know your plant is healthy, over-reaction will generally do more harm than good. give it a chance to acclimate and never fertilize after moving a citrus plant until it has settled in and is starting to grow normally again.
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    Smile

    From the flowers from the beginning of the post......



    We have lemons!
    Last edited by Smitty; 04-04-2011 at 07:23 AM. Reason: confused my lime tree thread into my lemon tree thread :)

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