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21/03/2013 at 20:07

Hi,

Can I ask for advice please?  I have a lemon tree about five years old.  It lives in the conservatory, but goes outside in the summer (well, if we have one!).  It's fed Westland citrus liquid feed once a week.  It's just been repotted today into the next size pot up, with citrus compost.  It's not kept too wet.  In the past week or so it has dropped leaves at an alarming rate.  Leaves aren't yellowed.  Plant is flowering at the moment.  Other plants in the same room are fine.  No sign of pests.  Any idea please?

regards,

karenelaine

21/03/2013 at 20:31
First year for me with lemon tree.
However, if the plant is back in same position as before it is prob just reacting to being repotted. It's what I would expect when I repot. Plants dont really like change do they? Did you trim roots or do anything else?
21/03/2013 at 21:59

Hi. Citrus tend to be prone to shock ie sudden change in their temperature or ipossibly repotting. I suspect this has caused the problem. It very unlikely that the plant will die, just maintain a stable environment and the plant will recover. Hope this helps, Tracy

24/03/2013 at 21:55

Hi Guys,

 

Thanks so much for advice.  Yes, plant returned to same position.  It's been very very cold for the past 10 days or so, and I've been putting a lightweight fleece over the whole plant each night now, and it hasn't lost any more leaves.  Fingers crossed!!

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