How to grow citrus fruits

Citrus trees can have both flowers and fruit at the same time, so they are treated a bit differently than other fruit trees. They store food reserves in their leaves and must be protected from leaf fall. These are “hungry” plants and need regular “feeding”. Citrus fruits act as a fabulous source of vitamin C and a wide range of essential nutrients required by your body.

Citrus trees are not difficult to grow but do have certain requirements that need to be met. It is not difficult to grow them inside our houses. That’s why we want to share with you some quick and easy tips about growing citrus trees indoors. Let’s get started.

1. Be sure to choose small pots.

That will help you to keep your tree smaller and handy. Besides that, it will be easier to move it around. The pot must be deep, too. Depth helps balance the tree when it gets larger.

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2. These kind of trees don’t like “wet feet”.

Let the soil to dry out before planting.

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3. Location is very important for citrus fruits.

Bring trees outside from spring to fall and try to create a shelter for protection from birds. Citrus needs 8-12 hours of light per day.

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4. During summertime, when the plants are outside, you need to water them every day.

But during the winter, you must water them once a week. In general, the hotter your climate, the earlier you can harvest.

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Take care of your plants and enjoy your juicy fruits!

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