Sunday , June 25 2017
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If you grow your lemon tree indoor you should consider placing it near a West window and move it outside in full sun over the summer. Mist the foliage between two watering in the winter if the temperature grow over 15 Celsius degrees (60 F).

A root rot may occur if too much water remain in the pot and a too cold water may cause the leaves fall so try to water them with room temperature water and not more than needed.

If the tree become too large for its pot you can transplant it at the end of winter in a bigger pot. They can reach 1-2 m even if grown in pots, so consider a space big enough where to place the tree. It can survive up to 10 years if grown in pot.

Considering the dimensions of the tree and the pot you might wish to think to plant the lemon tree in a pot that have roles under so you can move it easier where you want to put it and also when is time to take it out for summer.

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Sweet Orange (Citrus sinensis) is a compact, evergreen tree, grown for its edible fruits. It  can grow up to 9 m tall and 7.5 m wide and might tolerate some light frosts. It is probably the most popular of all citrus trees. The leaves are elliptical to oblong-ovate, up to 10 cm long, with narrowly-winged petioles. The flowers are white, sweetly scented, hermaphrodite - have both male and female organs and appear in clusters at the tips of the branches. The plant is self-fertile. The fruits are round or ovoid, orange to reddish-orange in color. The juicy flesh is orange and fairly acid and can contain few or many seeds.

If you live in a cold area you can grow sweet orange trees in a greenhouse or indoors, as they make excellent container plants because their size can be easily controlled with container size and selective pruning.

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