Fill a large pot with lime-poor, humus-rich soil that is well permeable. The Citrus plant loves water, but cannot stand a foot bath.
Yellowing leaves are a sign that the plant is too wet.
Plant food every month from the end of February to the end of August.
Overwinter cool, light and frost-free in a greenhouse or in front of the window of a cool bedroom.
Freakish branches, beautiful green leaves, sometimes with the first fruits on it, how delightful 'Sorrento' do you want it? Citrus trees promise to be the big patio trend of 2016. They do not take up much space, but still offer a lot of experience. In addition, they are low maintenance, beautiful to look at and you can reap the benefits and eat them. Just the feeling of long, languid summer evenings with a view of something that also thrives in Tuscany - before you know it, you can take one home from the shop. But which one will it be?
All citrus trees look a bit alike. They are slender, densely branched trees with a slightly tousled crown. The choice is greatest in lemon and orange trees, these are also the most decorative and most cultivated for endurance. There are also grapefruit, kumquat and mandarin trees, but as an 'entry-level citrus', lemon or orange is a great choice. It is worth investing in a somewhat larger one. Not only does it have more impact on your patio, the slightly larger trees are also stronger, better developed and more durable than the little ones. The leaves should be nice and green and seeing a few small fruits is also a good sign.
If you have come home together, it is important to find a good place. Citrus trees like to stand in a large, heavy pot that does not immediately fall over during a summer storm. To make it easy for you, place it on a platform with wheels. This way you can easily move the tree in the summer months to the places where there is the most sun. Moreover, it is a simple way to move the tree to the greenhouse, shed or living room when the nights get colder again.