This product does not have fruit at the time of shipping. After 2-3 year, the plant will bloom and set the fruit.
The lemon, Citrus limon, is a species of small evergreen tree in the flowering plant family Rutaceae, Its fruits are round in shape.
In India, in terms of area under cultivation, citrus is the third largest fruit industry after Banana and Mango. Citrus require minimal pruning by trimming overcrowded branches, with the tallest branch cut back to encourage bushy growth. Throughout summer, pinching back tips of the most vigorous growth assures more abundant canopy development.Lemons are one of the healthiest fruits out there with wide-ranging health benefits.They are full of essential vitamins and minerals and have extensive use in the culinary world. Lemon nutrition is very low-calorific but rich in vitamins, essential oils and antioxidant.
|Plant Height||30 inch (76 cm)|
|Plant Spread ||7 inch (18 cm)|
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Nimboo, Limboo, lime|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||2-4 meter|
|Flower Colour ||White|
|Bloom Time ||February-March and June-July|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy |
Planting and care
Morning sunlight of more than 6 hours a day is ideal for flowering and fruit development. Soil The soil should be well drained, fertile and rich in organic content for growing Nimboo plant. Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Apply 4 cup (approx.200ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch. Do not overwater the plant. As a rule of thumb, water the plants thoroughly in summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Water should be applied preferably in the morning or evening. Application of Fertilizer Before application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so, it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily. Apply organic fertilizer once a month during the main growing season (December-February) Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer. Plant Protection Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants. For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment. Don'ts Do not overwater the plant. Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves it may cause fungal infection.
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Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location: Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Apply 4 cup (approx.200ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch. Keep the plant in indirect bright light. Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it. Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
|Sunlight ||Natural bright light with morning sunlight(more than 6 hours)|
|Watering ||Apply 4 cup(approx.200ml) of water when the top soil (1-2 inch) in the pot feels dry to touch|
|Soil ||Well drained, fertile and rich in organic content|
|Temperature ||13-37 Degree Celsius |
|Fertilizer ||Apply organic fertilizer once a month during the main growing season (December-February)|
|Harvest Season ||2-3 month after blooms|
Nimboo special feature
Lemon is a rich source of vitamin C, essential nutrients, numerous phytochemical
- Used as screening and hedge purpose in landscaping
- There is a belief in Ayurvedic medicine that a cup of hot water with lemon juice in it every morning tonifies and purifies the liver
- Note: The following information is general guidelines, be sure to ask your healthcare provider for guidelines
- The oval fruit is famous is used widely for its juice
- The whole lemon is used to make marmalade, lemon curd and lemon liqueur
- The pulp and rind are also used, primarily in cooking and baking
Lemon juice is acidic in nature and makes it a cheap, readily available acid for use in educational science experiments
Lemon juice, rind, and zest are used in a wide variety of food and drink
- It is used to make lemonade, soft drinks, and cocktails
Frequently Asked Questions
How to plant a lemon tree in a pot?
To grow lemon tree in pot consider the following points.
1.Pot size up to 7-10 inch with drainage hole
2.Potting mixture- Potting mixture should be well drain, fertile and nutrient rich.
3.Add one layer of the soil in the pot.4.Keep the plant in the center and add remaining soil and water the plant gently. Provide At least 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight after 2-3 days of potting.
Does lemon grass plant repel mosquitoes?
Yes, Lemon grass act as long term mosquito repellent.
Where to plant a lemon tree in the yard?
To grow lemon tree in the yard consider the following points.
1. Sunlight- At least 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required.
2.Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich.
3.Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch
How to grow lemon plants at home?
To grow lemon tree at home consider the following points. 1. Sunlight- At least 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 2.Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well drained, fertile and nutrient rich. 3.Water- Water the plant when 1-2 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch
Where to plant a lemon tree as per Vastu?
Lemon trees should be planted outside of home as per vastu.
Do lemon plants have thorns?
Yes, True lemons have sharp thorns.
Does the lemon plant need sunlight?
Lemon plant need at least 6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight.
Why is my lemon plant dying?
The main reasons for the dying lemon plant are as follows
1. Less or Over watering to lemon plant.
2. No proper sunlight
3.Heavy infestation of Pest and Disease.
Is lemon plant good for home?
Lemon trees are considered to be good for health it is rich source of Vitamin C therefore it is good for home.
Will lemon water kill plants?
Lemon water is used to lower the Ph but overusing will kill plants.
What is lemon plant?
The lemon is a species of small evergreen tree in the flowering plant family Rutaceae.
Can lemon plants survive winter?
Yes, lemon plants survive in winter, too cold affects the flowering of the plant Only.
Why is my lemon plant dropping leaves?
Reasons of dropping leaves 1. Cold damage 2. Improper watering. 3.Lack of nutrients
Saturday, 14 March 2020
Properties of this plant makes it??great houseplants.
Tuesday, 03 March 2020
Can be kept in semi shade areas
Wednesday, 26 February 2020
My plants are thriving! Will definitely buy this plant again when needed.
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