Why is my lemon tree not doing well and its new growth is red

There is hardly any flowers at flowering time and the leaves are sparse. What can I do to save it?


16 November 2018 06:40 AM

Hi Sigrid,

when diagnosing a sick plant, some description of the symptoms is needed. for example yellowing of new or older leaves, age of tree, fertilising history and whether the tree is in a pot or in the ground etc. Most problems with citrus are caused by lack of nutrition especially when in pots. It is normal for the new growth to be red in colour. lack of flowers could be caused by deficiency of potash and/or by too much nitrogen. Flowers may be dropping due to dehydration or high wind exposure. recommend fortnightly liquid applications of Yates Thrive Flower & Fruit Soluble Plant Food and using a complete citrus food such as Thrive Natural Pelletised Plant Food for Fruit and Citrus 3 times a year - keep up the water during the summer heat and it should come good for you, the new reddish growth is a good sign!.

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