Newbie lemon question

eric580December 18, 2012

I am happy to report my lemons are thriving by the basement door. But one is smaller than the other by at least 4 inches and is very puny. It even has a brown spot on one of its tiny leaves (from the fungal attack last summer I think). Is there any way I can get it to catch up with the big one? I have some african violet food and houseplant food.Will it grow with houseplant food? Thanks in advance:)

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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Any chance of posting pictures of the plants?

    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 8:17PM
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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

Are you fertilizing it now?

What type and formula of houseplant food?

Heavy fertilizing in the Winter is not the answer, but a consistent stream of nutrients
will do wonders.


    Bookmark   December 18, 2012 at 10:00PM
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I will try to post pictures but my computer crashed and I don't how to get them on my iPad. I think I will start watering with houseplant food and see what happens.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 6:57AM
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Whoops! I'm using! Its called Miracle-Gro Liquid houseplant food for all houseplants.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 6:59AM
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hoosierquilt USDA 10A Sunset 23 Vista CA(10b Sunset 23)

Eric, you're better off using a fertilizer with an NPK ratio that is optimized for citrus as well as contain micronutrients. We can't advise about your fertilizer without knowing the NPK ratio as well as the micros. Most of our container citrus growers use Dyna-Gro Foliage Pro. This has the correct NPK ratio for citrus as well as contains the proper amount of micronutrients. You can try to cut corners, but you will not have optimal results.

Patty S.

    Bookmark   December 19, 2012 at 2:56PM
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