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Hi.
I have purchased a lemon and orange tree recently, which i put into pots with a mix of top soil and recommended compost. The Orange tree flowered and then had green pods on which i thought would be the oranges, however they have all fallen off now! As for the lemon tree, it has not flowered, in fact apart from a little top growth, and some side shoots which i picked out it has done very little. They are both looking very limp, is there some thing i should be doing to these citrus trees?
Thanks
peter




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If the pods are/were round then congratulations you have grown some oranges.
Oranges don't go orange in the tropics as its too warm. They only change colour when the weather has turned cool.
I read somewhere that when you think your orange tree needs watering because it looks dry...leave it for a few days more before watering. Then water gently until the compost has been thoroughly wetted, allow to drain and leave it to dry out again.

or, try bonsaitreesforum.com in the section - citrus forum.
I hope this helps.

14 Jun, 2010

 

thanks for that, yes the pods were round, but only the size of peas, then fell off?

16 Jun, 2010

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