Nagami kumquat and dwarf meyer lemon help

soozifrooziDecember 13, 2013

Hi, everyone, please help me as to what I should do next trying to keep my plants healthy. I bought 2 Meyer lemons and the kumquat in Oct., I think, and immediately did some root pruning and potted them up in larger pots with Al's famous gritty mix. After some time, I noticed the leaves curling and pale and generally unhealthy looking. I pulled the kumquat out and put it in a pail with Foliage Pro 9-6-3. Since then it has perked up and looks very nice. It has been in this solution for about a month now. The Meyer looked very poorly too, so about 10 days ago, I also put it in the solution and it is looking better. My question is, how long can I keep them this way? The kumquat has dropped 3 leaves. Should I repot them again or what? Thank you for any help. This was a last resort effort and so far, it has helped. The other Meyer, which I bought for $5.00, and the leaves of which were very yellow, lost all it's leaves, and now I have tons of blossoms on the bare branches!! I have never seen that before. Thank you again, and a very Merry Christmas to all.


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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA(10b Sunset 23)

Photos please.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   December 13, 2013 at 11:20AM
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So sorry to report that the Kumquat died.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 6:25AM
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If the Kumquat has green branches, don't give up on it yet.
I've seen trees drop all of their leaves and come back. Branches are dead when they turn black.
I keep potted citrus in the house over winter. In the middle of winter when citrus are staving for light is not the best time uproot them. Even more so if they are stressed from something.

We can only speculate as to what your problem may be without any photos.

    Bookmark   January 6, 2014 at 8:58AM
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