As well, when for a lemon to tea there is no need to go to the store, but you can easily rip it at home. At the same time, it is quite possible that such lemons will even seem to be more tasty than the store ones, because you have grown them yourself. If you succeeded, then you possess sufficient qualifications as a gardener and a gardener, because such a plant is far from being possible for everyone to grow at home. But when a home plant has any problems, it is advisable to solve them quickly.In the case of homemade lemon, this is especially important, because with it you risk losing the harvest (such a long-awaited for many), and even the whole plant. So, you need to find out the cause, and, further, to eliminate errors during the care of the plant. And our today’s problem is a condition when leaves fall in a homemade lemon. Let’s find out the main reasons, and understand some of the intricacies of caring for this citrus plant, so that the problems you have when you grow it arose at a minimum.
At homemade lemon turn yellow, and then the leaves fall.Why is this happening?
Usually, for many this phenomenon happens unexpectedly. That is, everything seemed to be normal, but suddenly the leaves began to turn yellow a little, and then fall down. Here, of course, you need to understand the reasons for such an unexpected “leaf fall”. It is with these very reasons that we, perhaps, will begin.
- The first thing that usually leads to such a fall of leaves in a lemon is the “interruptions” of the nutrition of the whole plant, when it simply is not enough.It is possible that your lemon has a small pot, insufficient watering for it or lack of fertilizer. If the whole problem is in the pot, then everything is simple – you need to transfer to a more capacious container. There, the root system will quickly come in order, which means that the plant will not experience such problems. The other two reasons, it is necessary to solve already, having developed the correct mode of watering of a lemon, and the scheme of its spring top-dressing with fertilizers.
- The second point, which, however, must be known when growing lemon at home.The plant is very fond of heat. So, if you have somewhere even had small drafts, or there were sharp temperature drops, then it is not surprising why the leaves fell off the lemon. Then, in the winter, it is necessary to warm the pot, and, in general, to control the temperature in order to contain the plant at a comfortable temperature.
To prevent these problems, you just need to know some features of growing this southern culture at home.
What does a lemon need to keep its leaves from falling?
If you haven’t planted a lemon yet, then you should try to do it. After all, he will give you not only fruits (although, perhaps, this is the most important thing), but also give you a delightful bloom. When a lemon blooms, the smell of its flowers makes a strong impression.In addition to the smell, his flowers also look very good, just like the leaves themselves. They are bright green and very juicy.
Level of illumination and comfortable temperature
Lemon, this plant is southern, so he likes the sun bright. Ideally, such a bright light should be diffused so that the rays do not directly fall on it. So the leaves of lemon will be protected, and will not get burns, which means they will not wither further, and will not fall off.
If your lemon does not receive light, then it will not have a lush crown. The leaves at the same time, greatly lose their brightness in color, and the fruits, if they appear, will not fully ripen and will be very sour.
As for the optimal temperature, it should be at the level of + 18 – 20 degrees. If you maintain this temperature, then you will have a good lemon bloom, and the fruit will quickly form. If it’s warm outside, feel free to take the plant to fresh air. Such “walks” will bring him only benefit. In winter, the temperature is better to lower a little, to the level of + 15 – 18 degrees.
The level of air humidity and irrigation features
If summer is hot, do not forget to sprinkle your homemade lemon on the foliage. They also come in winter, but only if the heating works too hard for you and the air is too dry. Also, the lemon likes to periodically “swim” in the shower. In this case, the water should be only warm.Such a bathing in the shower will avoid the appearance of a spider mite on a lemon, and protect it from the shields.
Lemon likes it when the soil is wet enough. Therefore, twice a week you need to water it abundantly. This applies to the summer period. Do not forget that the water must be defended. From the tap it should not immediately pour. In winter, watering a lemon is necessary only once a week, and it is no longer abundant to do this, but in moderation.
Without the right amount of moisture, the leaves curl around the lemon, and if there are fruits, they just fall off, even if they have not yet ripened.
Features feeding and transplanting
Lemon at home must be fertilized, then you can safely wait for it to bloom, and, in the future, and fruit. To do this, feed it once a week. When a lemon feels good, and gives fruit even in the winter months, then you can feed it with the same frequency all year.
As for transplanting, young lemons require it every year. Best to do this spring. True, you can transplant and not. Look, if the roots of the plant are still not woven over the whole earthen room, you can postpone this procedure. If the transplant is necessary for him (this is indicated by the condition of the earthen coma), then it is not necessary to do this completely. Just load the old clod, without taking a lemon out of it, into the pot more roomy.So you completely save the roots, and they will not adapt for a long time in a new pot.
Always replant a lemon, only when it does not bloom and does not bear fruit. After all, anyway, without stress, this process is not complete. And, if you made a transplant with errors, then the lemon flowers will simply fold, as, by the way, the fruits.
This procedure is also very important for homemade lemon. Carry it too should only spring.The shoots are not actively growing at this time. On each of the shoots of leaves 4-5 leave pieces. With such pruning, ideally, a well-branching crown should form around the plant. If you succeed in this, then in 2-3 years your lemon will surely bloom, and after that you can already expect fruit to form on it.