If you want to grow a lemon tree in a container, we have good news for you. It is one of the easiest plants to grow! If you have any doubts, you really have to try! It will enhance your interior with its deep green leaves, refresh the air with the delicate scent of its flowers and maintain your health with its high levels of vitamin C. In short, there are many reasons to have your own lemon tree at home. So, why not give it a try!? Here’s how to grow lemon seeds with 3 tried and tested techniques!
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How to germinate lemon seeds in cotton?
Growing seeds in a warm cotton ball is a popular growing method, but especially for beans. For lemons, we recommend trying it with a napkin. Here are our tips on how to best grow your seeds:
- Remove the seeds of a good quality lemon. It may be more expensive, but it will guarantee you a good crop. Non-organic lemons often contain seeds that do not germinate.
You will need about 5 seeds, as some of them might not germinate. Clean them well from the pulp and rinse them with hot water. Then dry them with a paper towel and if you want, you can also remove the white skin. This will speed up the germination process because as the seedling no longer needs to pierce the skin. Be careful not to cut the seeds or you could puncture the sprout inside.
- Carefully wrap the seeds in a damp (not wet) paper towel and place them in a bag. Do not seal them tightly, as they need air to germinate.
- Place the bag in a warm, shady place to speed up the germination process. Keep an eye on the towel and moisten it if necessary. After about 3 weeks, the roots should be about 3cm long. They are now ready to be planted in the soil.
What to do with sprouted lemon seeds?
- Take a pot for each seed. It must have a diameter of at least 8 cm and a height of at least 13 cm.
- Fill them with soil with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5.
- Carefully separate the seedlings from the paper towel and plant them about 2.5 – 3 cm deep. Place the pot near a window and keep the soil constantly moist until 4-5 leaves appear on each plant. Then you can water it more rarely.
Did you manage to germinate your lemon seeds?
Sowing citrus seeds is the longest stage of the process. However, it is quite easy and the result is almost 100% guaranteed. But now that you already have your little tree, you need to take care of it. Adding fertilizer, for example, is an important step to nourish the plant and avoid nutrient deficiencies. If you take care of your citrus fruit, it will resist diseases better and will thank you with a good harvest.
How to grow lemon seeds in a cup?
This method is simpler, but may take longer. However, we are talking about a week longer than the previous method, so the wait is worth it. If you plant the seeds directly in the ground, you give them a better chance of survival since they won’t suffer transplant shock.
How to grow lemon seeds in water?
If you are interested in soilless planting and want to adopt a home hydroponic growing system, bet on this innovative method. It is a big trend in the field of houseplants at the moment, so it deserves your attention. In addition, you will have the opportunity to see the roots of the lemon tree grow.
To grow a big, beautiful tree, repot your lemon trees every two years.
Place your pot in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight.
After planting your lemon tree, you must wait about three years before it produces fruit.