lemon / limon
It belongs to the rut family.
General description : Lemon is an evergreen citrus plant. It is necessary to purchase a plant specially bred for indoor conditions, while caring for it will become easy and it will bear fruit well. Room forms are branchy trees with bright spring. May bloom with fragrant flowers several times a year. The most common is Citrus meyeri (Lemon Meier). This dwarf type of lemon alienates very good fruit.
Recommendations for the care of the plant Lemon:
Illumination : Light-loving, shading is needed only in the summer afternoon.
Irrigation mode : Abundant during growth, moderate in winter. Water with warm soft water. Does not love in any way overflowing, nor drying up of the earth.
Humidity : Requires regular spraying and washing in the shower.
In the summer it is better to place on a fresh atmosphere (in the park or on the balcony). Keep away from drafts.
Temperature : In summer, the temperature should be moderate 15-18 ° C., In the winter, cool, 12-15 ° C.
Soil : Requires benign drainage. You can add petty gravel or expanded clay.
Recommended soil mash: for young lemons: 2 sod elements, 1 share of leafy land, 1 share of rotted cow manure and 1 share of sand.
Soil for mature lemons: 3 elements of sod, 1 share of leaf, 1 share of rotted cow dung, 1 share of sand with the addition of greasy clay.
In the period of growth in need of regular fertilizer watering. Use the slurry of cow dung, special fertilizer for citrus.
Cultivation : It is best to germinate seeds in room conditions.
In the spring when soil heating and using phytohormones rooted cuttings.
Transplant : 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.
They are transplanted by the method of transshipment, at what time the roots will well entwine with an earthen clod. Transshipment should be carried out carefully, without damaging the earth com.
Pests : Most often affected by shields (brown leaves on leaves and stems, leaving sticky secretions), spider mites (dry atmosphere, leaves and stalks are covered with cobwebs), in summer, in a fresh atmosphere, if you don’t regularly wash under a shower, aphids attack .
The plant is allowed to help trimming with soapy water, warm washing and spraying actellic (1-2 ml per liter of water).
lemon - limon