How Grow a Lemon Tree In a Cup

Citrus trees were brought into the 21st century.
Lemon trees (citrus lemon) can be grown as a outside yard tree or a houseplant. Lemon tree can be grown in a cup. You can grow a lemon tree even if the winter temperature goes below 25 F if there is a bright and sunny spot indoors. There are varieties of lemon trees such as:

  • Improved Meyer Lemon
  • Lisbon Lemon
  • Eureka Lemon
  • Yen Ben Lemon

Best type for growing indoor is ‘’improved Meyer lemon’’

All you need for growing a lemon tree in a cup is soil and some lemon seeds.
Things you’ll need:

  • Lemon
  • Knife
  • Cup
  • Soil ( potting soil)

These are the steps:

  • Cut a lemon in half with knife and remove the seeds;
  • You have to pick the biggest lemon seeds and firmly remove the external cover;
  • Put them in a cup and pour some water. Leave them for a week and change the water daily;
  • Place some stones on the bottom of the cup or a small pot and fill it with wet soil;
  • Place the lemon seeds with their pointy ends face down in the ground. Make sure they have enough space between them;
  • Cover the seeds with coarse sand;
  • In order to stimulate the growth of the lemon tree you should spray the surface every 2-3 days;
  • Stalks will appear in only a week.

The best soil type is premixed sterile soil for container plants. Ordinary soil is not good for container citrus plants. The pot can be an classic 24’’ (inches) square pot.

It takes 3-5 months for the stems to grown enough so they can be transplanted in bigger pots. Taking proper care and trimming the lemon tree can improve its development and bring forth fruit. If you want to get the most form your potted lemon tree you have to give him a lot of sunlight. Lemon as all other citrus trees, need sun to fruit properly. In winter put your pot in spot that is sunny. Lemon trees also need to be nourished. Water the pot well if you apply any fertiliser. For avoiding pest problems regularly spray the new growth with horticultural sprays. Lemon trees that grow in pots are susceptible to sucker branches. These trees are more vulnerable to cold.

Remember to provide the lemon tree with proper nutrients. Lemon trees that are seed-grown can produce fruit 15 years after planting.