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grown from an orange pip, will it survive?

It has suddenly drooped and the glossy leaves have gone dull. I keep it on the windowsill and water about once a week, is it because it's autumn and will lose it's leaves naturally or is there something wrong?
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  • msqingxiaomsqingxiao North LondonPosts: 343
    can't see the photo... my orange seedlings grown from pips are still doing fine on a windowsill. They don't cope well with cold though. 
  • But how exciting it is to grow from seeds that you had the fruit from.
    We did the same last year with tomatoes...best crop ever.
    Then this year I did seeds from a melon that I had bought.
    Not so brilliant but we ended up with very small fruits but very sweet.
    Alawys worth giving anything a go and think that the cold will not be what they would like if they are  from the citrus fruits.
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,879
    Although they need winter protection,at the end of the day,they are trees. They don't like centrally heated homes. I can't see the attached picture either. 
  • AJBAJB Posts: 49
    Its on a SE facing windowsill in a unheated room not sure where the picture has gone! I can see it. I'll try again.Image preview
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,879
    How old is it,what sort of compost,what's your watering routine?
  • BenCottoBenCotto RutlandPosts: 3,736
    @AJB, to upload photos are you clicking (look in the reply box) on the symbol that looks like a postcard with a mountain?
  • AJBAJB Posts: 49
    I grew it about February I think. it's from an organic Seville orange (after making marmalade) I've been watering about once a week when it was hotter, I'm leaving it to dry out a bit now, with an occasional seaweed feed. It's just in ordinary compost that I 'topped' up about July  
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,153
    It will need to be inside or protected from frost over the winter, away from radiators and draughts.  Even then it may drop all its leaves.  If you keep it just damp, it will resprout in the spring, and it can go outside again for the summer.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • AJBAJB Posts: 49
    Thankyou BenCotto, although now I don't know how to turn it round (or why it's even sideways in the first place!) I was copying and pasting before, not good with I T stuff!
  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 7,879
    What fidget said, mine are in the special citrus compost,I don't feed until they flowers at least. Summer yes all outside, soaked fed once a week,rain water. I use the summer and winter feeds,but they always have either flowers or fruit.less watering in winter,but I spray the leaves with rain water
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