Growing citrus trees is a fun and rewarding hobby. It’s also easy to do if you follow these simple steps:
Choose the Right Location
- Choose the right location. Citrus trees need full sun, so make sure that wherever you choose to plant it has plenty of sunlight throughout the day. The tree won’t be happy if it’s shaded by other plants or trees—it needs as much daylight as possible!
- Make sure there is enough space in your yard for a citrus tree to grow without being crowded out by other plants and flowers. Citrus trees grow large and can take up a significant amount of room, so don’t choose one if you don’t have enough square footage for it to thrive.
It’s important to select a place in your home that has plenty of sunlight. Most citrus trees need at least six hours of full sun each day. (If you have a lemon tree, make sure it gets shade at some point during the day.) It’s also important to consider how big your tree will grow and make sure that it will have space both on top of the soil and beneath the soil.
It’s important to select a place in your home that has plenty of sunlight. Most citrus trees need at least six hours of full sun each day. (If you have a lemon tree, make sure it gets shade at some point during the day.) It’s also important to consider how big your tree will grow and make sure that it will have space both on top of the soil and beneath the soil. If you have any questions about whether or not something is too large for where you live, contact us! Our customer service team is happy to help!
Choose the Right Pot Size
When choosing a pot for your citrus tree, it is important to choose a pot that has just slightly larger than the current size of the tree. If you have an 8-inch tall tree, then get a 10-or 12-inch pot. This way there will be room for growth and for roots to spread out into the soil. You
If your citrus tree is fresh from a nursery, chances are you won’t need to transplant it into a larger pot right away. However, it’s good to get familiar with how big you want your citrus tree to be so that you can choose an appropriately sized pot from the start. Each pot should be just slightly larger than the current size of the tree. For example, if your tree is 10 inches tall, get a 12-inch pot. Also, make sure that the pot has drainage holes in the bottom to prevent mold and root rot.
Now that you have the right pot size, it’s important to make sure that it is made of a good material. Good pot choices include terra cotta or plastic pots with drainage holes in the bottom. Clay pots are porous and can retain moisture, which can promote mold growth in your citrus tree if allowed to stay too wet for too long. Plastic pots are easy to clean and maintain but also tend to be lighter than clay ones, which means you’ll need to plant your citrus tree deeper into the ground if using one of these containers instead of clay ones so that its roots will have somewhere else besides inside its own container (and thus within reach) where they can grow down towards their new watering source below ground level!
Place Your Pot Correctly
Before you place your citrus tree in its pot, there are some things to consider. The first is whether the spot you choose for it has proper light. Citrus trees need bright light but not too much sun. Too much direct sunlight will cause them to become leggy and grow open with large spaces between the branches.
A good rule of thumb is that if your citrus tree does get too much light from the sun, it will start losing its leaves and look “leggy” (lacking density). To avoid this, find a spot that doesn’t receive direct sunlight all day long—a window facing east or west is ideal as they receive less light than south-facing windows. If this isn’t possible, try to find an area where there are no other trees blocking out all of the sun around your citrus tree; or even better yet, move your pot outside on a covered deck if there isn’t already an overhang providing shade!
Once you’ve found an area that gets enough light but not too much sun exposure, then we recommend choosing pots between 10″ and 12″ in diameter because these will allow plenty of room for growth while still being manageable for most people when watering and fertilizing regularly throughout seasons when weather conditions aren’t optimal (i..e hot summers).
Now that you have a pot and have prepared the soil for your citrus tree, it’s time to plant it! First, fill the pot about halfway with good quality potting soil. Place some shredded newspaper or paper towels on top of the soil and then place your citrus tree into its new home. Make sure there is plenty of room around all sides of the tree so that water can be given easily without being soaked up by surrounding surfaces (like carpet or concrete).