lemon / limon
Refers to the family of rut.
General description : Lemon is an evergreen citrus plant. You need to buy a plant specially prepared for room conditions, while caring for it will become simple and it will bear fruit well. The room forms are branchy trees with bright spring. Can blossom with fragrant flowers several times a year. The most common is Citrus meyeri (Lemon Meyer). This dwarfish kind of lemon alienates very good fruits.
Recommendations for caring for the plant Lemon:
Illumination : Photophilous, shading is needed only in the summer noon.
Irrigation regime : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter. To water with warm soft water. He does not adore in any way the overflow, nor the drying out of the earth.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying and washing under the shower.
For the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony). Keep away from drafts.
Temperature regime : In summer the temperature should be moderate 15-18 ° C., In winter cool, 12-15 ° C.
Soil : Proper benign drainage is required. You can add small gravel or expanded clay.
Recommended soil mix: for young lemons: 2 turf elements, 1 share of leaf land, 1 share of overripe cow dung and 1 share of sand.
Soil for mature lemons: 3 elements of turf, 1 share of leaf, 1 share of overripe cow dung, 1 share of sand with the addition of fatty clay.
During the growth period, it needs regular fertilizing watering. Use a slurry of cow dung, special fertilizer for citrus.
Breeding : It is best to germinate seeds in indoor conditions.
In the spring, soil cuttings and phytohormones root the cuttings.
Transplantation : Young plants are transplanted annually, mature, older than three years are transplanted after a couple of years, but annually replace the upper layer of the earth.
Transplanted by the method of transshipment, at which time the roots will be well braided by an earth clod. Transshipment should be carried out carefully, without damaging the earth com.
Pests : Most often it is affected by scabs (brown leaves, leaving sticky discharge appear on the leaves and stems), spider mite (in dry atmosphere, leaves and stems are braided with cobwebs), in summer, in a fresh atmosphere, if not regularly washed in the shower, .
The plant is allowed to help finish with a soap solution, warm rinsing and spraying with an actellite (1-2 ml per liter of water).
lemon - limon