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I have brought my lemon plants inside for the winter. They are in a light, warm position (about 18 degrees) and I water them regularly. The blossom is abundant, but the fruit dries up very quickly and drops off before it sets properly.  How can I encourage the fruit to grow?


  • Hello.
    Have a look at the following website, very informative.

    As usual it is either over watering or underwatering!

  • herbaceousherbaceous Posts: 2,318
    or possibly no fertilisation?  I know nothing about citrus trees!
    "The trouble with having an open mind, of course, is that people will insist on coming along and trying to put things in it."  Sir Terry Pratchett
  • NollieNollie Posts: 7,470
    18degC sounds a little warm for overwintering a lemon tree indoors and the air may be too dry for it. That doesn’t mean it needs more water at the roots, but regularly misting the leaves to create some humidity above. Is it in your house? A cool conservatory or greenhouse (so long as it’s frost free) is usually sufficient.
    Mountainous Northern Catalunya, Spain. Hot summers, cold winters.
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