Indoor Lemon Trees

Tips On How To Take Care Of Your Small Plant

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As we all know, lemons are amazing sources of Vitamin C, Potassium, B6, and numerous other nutrients. They are anticancer and detoxify our body, which is essential because sometimes we make unhealthy food choices.

It is easy to plant and grow lemon trees at home but you have to be patient with them. It takes a while for them to fully grow but even the leaves have a good scent and after about a couple of years they grow flowers and then lemons. You can follow these quick steps to better plant, grow, and take care of them.

The seeds: It is better if you purchase organic lemons because seeds from non-organic lemons do not usually grow due to the added chemicals. Also check the labels on the lemons to make sure they are not seedless.

A proper planter: Buy a planter that has drainage holes on the bottom of it. If it does not have the holes you can drill some. Make sure you have a saucer or a plate that fits the planter to put underneath it because when you water, the additional water will come out and make a mess.

Planting the seeds: Pick about 7 to 10 of the bigger seeds to plant because some of them may not sprout and you do not want to waste your time taking care of one seed that may not even grow. Take out the seeds and wash them but do not let them dry out. Keep them fresh until you plant them. You can wash them and put them in a plastic bag and keep it in the fridge or plant them right after washing them.

Cover the bottom of the planter with pebbles or any kind of small rocks then cover them with soil. The pebbles help the water to exit the planter faster so later on the roots won’t stay in water and rot. It is better if at least half of the planter is covered with soil. Plant the seeds ½” below the surface of the soil. Water the soil but not too much and then cover the top of the planter with a plastic bag or even a black garbage bag because in the beginning sunlight is not as necessary. Water the seeds 2 to 3 times a week. It may take up to two weeks for the sprouts to show. After you see the sprouts, you do not have to cover the planter anymore. At this stage keep the plant in a somewhat warmer place and make sure it receives around 5 hours of sunlight per day. Enjoy your beautiful lemon tree.