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[RESOLVED!] Do Citrus Trees Need A Lot Of Sun?

1. Understand the light and temperature requirements of citrus – Citrus trees need 8 hours of sun and a sunny, wind-free location is ideal. Citrus trees can also be frost sensitive and should be covered or moved indoors in the cold. Mandarin, grapefruit, and orange are also cold-resistant. Lemon and lime trees, especially, are more sensitive to frost. Your winter nighttime temperature is consistently below 35Β° F. Need to move the citrus indoors for the winter to protect them from frost and provide additional grow lights For the tree. For trees that are subject to occasional cold, you can cover them with frost cloth. Or use incandescent lamps (not led) to heat the surrounding air πŸ˜‰πŸ™ˆ [1]
You should care for potted lime tree just like ground-planted limes. Potted trees will need more care because they are often under greater stress. You should be extra careful and put in more effort to make sure your tree thrives. To avoid water standing, your container should be well-drained. Potted plants Ground-planted plants dry faster so be extra careful to keep the soil moist. Every couple of years, repot the lime tree and make sure to use a larger pot than your previous one. You can prune your roots, a third of the leaves and then repot the plant with new potting soil. Makita Bernal was a great source of information. [2]
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Amazingly, an interesting finding was made at gardenista.com Citrus trees must have excellent drainage. They will die if they have soggy bottoms. Water should flow through the pot, out. I mix my potting medium with large handfuls of shredded hardwood (I use a natural cedar mulch – meaning no nasty dyes). Pine and soft woods don’t break down as quickly. My mixture is composed of one third shredded wood and two thirds potting media. Large drainage holes are a feature of all my pots. Your pots should never be allowed to sit in water, even if you have placed them in an ornamental closed pot. The pots should not be allowed to stand in water. Water stands for more than 12 hours after watering the treeDrain it (see No. 2). You will need to do more work, but it is essential. Capri Manley, Shangyu (China) last updated this page 78 days back [3]
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Elvira Katz from brighterblooms.comCitrus trees need to be able to drain the soil. It also means that runoff can occur. Water leaves It is important to ensure that the soil and drainage underneath it are good. This will prevent the roots from becoming too saturated. Simply take stock of the trees and shrubs in your yard to find out how deep you can get your soil. This will help determine what type of soil is best for growing your new citrus. A good indicator that the soil is suitable for citrus tree growth is healthy shade or ornamental trees. Raised beds are also an option to improve the drainage of your citrus tree orchard. Your soil pH should be in the range of 6-8 and not be high in salt, as citrus won’t be happy about dwelling in the wrong conditions. It is possible to adjust your soil pH. Tested easily with pH test kits Find your nearest garden center. Domminic Delarosa modified this on October 29, 2020 [4]
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Article references

  1. https://www.kellogggarden.com/blog/gardening/tips-for-growing-citrus-trees-in-pots/
  2. https://www.citrus.com/blog/do-lime-trees-need-full-sun/
  3. https://www.gardenista.com/posts/13-things-nobody-tells-you-grow-indoor-citrus-trees-lemon-lime/
  4. https://www.brighterblooms.com/pages/citrus-trees
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