Now it has become very popular to grow exotic plants at home, and I will tell you that everyone can do this. In this article I will tell you how to grow indoor lemon at home. A room lemon is a tree with leathery leaves with a characteristic “lemon” aroma and axillary thorns. Lemon grows well in rooms, but the high temperature in the room in winter and excessively dry air can complicate its cultivation.
The best lemon varieties for rooms - Pavlovsky, Meyer, and "NOvogruzinskiy ».
The plant must be carefully looked after. The earth mix for lemon is made up of two parts of turf and one part of leafy soil with 1/2 part of good greenhouse humus and coarse river sand, as well as a small amount of crushed charcoal. Watering is necessary so that the earth in pots does not become acidic from excess moisture, but does not dry out, the water temperature should be 2-3 degrees higher than the temperature of the air in the room.
In summer, lemons need to be sprayed from the spray bottle at least 2-5 times a week, in winter - 2-3 times. Once a week, lemon can be watered with a solution of mineral fertilizers, after moistening the soil with water. Extra weak shoots must be cut in the spring. A transplant can be done in a year, while not completely shaking off all the old soil, so as not to damage the roots. The surface of the earth must be loosened 2-3 times a month.
Note: To obtain lemon fruits, it is better to grow grafted plants in which flowering and fruiting occur already in the third year after vaccination. You can also root cuttings taken from cultivated plants (known good varieties); these plants also bear fruit already in the third or fourth year, sometimes in the second. To accelerate fruiting, pinch the tops of the shoots of a two-year-old plant.
Thus, by performing simple steps on your window to grow a real lemon.