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29/07/2013 at 13:29

hello im new to growing trees and got now an avocado, grapefruit and lemon tree. simple question cant find answer to, do i water the leaves as well or just the tree base/roots? thanks

29/07/2013 at 13:37

What country are you in?

In UK these will not survive the winter outside, So I will assume they are in a pot. Just water the base of stem/roots. If you water the leaves you may get rot, or spots in high sunshine.

Citrus trees need an acidic soil (ericaceous compost)


29/07/2013 at 21:00

im in israel, their outside in the ground and its very hot, yh i noticed some spots and browning of tips, so thought mayb that was cause, so only base then huh, 


29/07/2013 at 22:00

Not only do they need ericaceous compost, they should not be watered with water containing calcium - in the UK a lot of tap water is high in calcium.  I have no idea if water in Israel contains calcium, but you can do a test with litmus paper. 

Watering citrus plants with hard water (containing calcium) can cause browning of the leaves.

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