Lemon - Grafted (Citrus Limon)
$38.00 incl. GST
- The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and although look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
- Flowers/Fruits are seasonal and plants may not be with flowers/fruits at the time of order/delivery.
- Overall Height measured from the bottom of the pot to the tallest point of the plant vertically.
- The lemon, Citrus limon, is a species of a small evergreen tree in the flowering plant family Rutaceae, native to South Asia, primarily North eastern India.
- The flowers have a sweet odor and are solitary or borne in small clusters in the axils of the leaves.
- The white spongy inner part of the peel, called the mesocarp or albedo, is nearly tasteless and is the chief source of commercial grades of pectin. The seeds are small, ovoid, and pointed; occasionally fruits are seedless.
- It is also rich in vitamin C and contains smaller amounts of the B vitamins, particularly thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin.
- Although lemon trees can grow in nearly any soil with good drainage, they grow best in loamy or sandy loam soils.
- Lemons also prefer soil pH levels between 5.5 and 6.5.
- Lemon trees are heavy consumers of nitrogen, so it is important to choose a fertilizer product with a high ratio of nitrogen to other nutrients like phosphorous and potassium.
- The ideal ratio is two to three parts nitrogen to every one part of phosphorous and potassium.
- Place the plant where it can get at least six hours of direct sunlight daily.
- You should give it a cup of water every day for the first month.
- In summer, you should use about 5 gallons of water each week for potted lemon trees.