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I was just wondering if anyone could give me tips on caring for an orange tree?

My parents have asked me to look after theirs for the next few months due to moving house and no longer having a conservatory or greenhouse. I have currently put it on my conservatory but I am unsure on how often to water it or if it needs feeding. All I have heard is that it doesn't want too much water.

I have noticed however that some of the leaves are yellowing and turning brown but there are some new green leaves too. The tree is quite old as apparently I planted it from seed when I was a child and I am now 23! lol Apart from that I know nothing else about the tree and neither do my parents.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


flowering rose

oh dear,well do not water until really dry and then water well,they do not like central heating .In summer they like to be out side and not watered until bone if thats in the front room with central heating and no ventilation it wont  thrive.


I leave mine  outside all day and night in the lee of the wall and I will only bring it in if the weather forecast is going to be very cold

I grew mine from a pip for a joke and it grew !!


My only experience of citrus is with lemons.  I,have a lemon tree that produces lemons.  My second year with it.

Ngcards, it looks like over watering to me.  Have you had it long?  Maybe its still adjusting to the move and change in conditions.  Amd agree with flowerimg rose, it won't like central heating if you have it on

Currently my lemon is outside in a pot and has thrived.  It enjoys being outside in the summer red spider for example....and indoors in winter.  Mine will stay outside for few weeks yet.  A citrus feed now and then but not too much water over winter I think. Lovely flower scent.  Nice lemons. 


There is no central heating in the conservtory so it won't be affected by that.

I had it in my greenhouse for a bit before moving it into my conservatory today so that may have done some harm to it in reflection.

This was indeed grown from a pip! Although it has never had any oranges on it in all the years that my parents have had it so I doubt it ever will lol

Thank you for all your comments

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