Home lemon care

Many growers are addicted to the cultivation of citrus at home or in greenhouses. Most popular and special favor among lovers of flora got home a lemon. The place of origin of the lemon tree is Asia, Europe as it was brought by the Arabs. In those times, the fruit of the lemon people very poetically called - the "golden apple".

In Russia, the lemon was only in the XIX century, but the beauty of lemon trees and exotic for the time taste quality of the fruit growers were quickly evaluated and gourmets. Since then, the lemon tree is particularly revered by the representative of the citrus.

If you have a lemon house, but its leaves turn yellow, the ovary and the buds wither and fall off, the tree does not bring long-awaited fruits - so you need to think about what you're doing wrong. Definitely, that caring for them is carried out properly, and the hostess is urgently needed to find a mistake and try to correct it.

At the same time, we try to help you. After a gentle tropical plant requires unusual for a particular home, but is not particularly burdensome for his mistress care. Make an effort once and master all the subtleties of care lemon tree in the future of this process, you will get only a pleasure, but your hard work will be rewarded by beautiful tropical fruits.

Specific recommendations on the cultivation and care of a lemon at home there. After all, every house or apartment has its own particular microclimate, to which adapts plant. And your task is to help in this lemon to eventually get a healthy, fruit-bearing trees. But at the same time, there are certain rules that need to perform, looking after potted lemon.

 Lemon home care

The conditions that affect the health of the lemon tree

So, let's find out what kind of care is needed lemon trees at home.

Temperature range

  • For indoor lemon is the most important period of the year - it's spring. Like most plants, lemon spring begins to show its activity in the growth and enters the budding stage. For the best of buds and ovaries in the lemon tree is considered to be the optimum air temperature 14 - 18 degrees. If the temperature is higher, this situation inhibits the plant, and the ovary and the buds begin to crumble.
  • When the outside temperature steadily rises above 12 degrees, you can put the plant on the balcony or in the garden. But we must remember that the citrus fruit, including lemon, hard to bear sudden changes in temperature. Therefore, to save a lemon tree from stressful situations, it is best to set the night burlap or cardboard. At the same time, placing the plant on the street, first choose the shadow side, and then gradually accustom lemon tree to sunlight.
  • In the fall should not be left on the street lemon to strong frosts. Once in the room temperature is too late, lemon tree can blossom again, thus breaking its growing mode. It is recommended to enter the room with a pot of lemon when the outside air temperature drops to 12 degrees.

But here you have to be careful: accustomed to the open air plant is initially difficult to tolerate room temperature. Therefore, during the week we will have during the day make a lemon tree on the street, and at night to bring him back into the house. Subject to temperature lemon tree tolerates the winter, in the right form retains its appearance and bring a good harvest.


Citrus lemon tree very sensitive to light, so constantly rearrange lemon undesirable. At lemon if there is such a change of location oddity: he needs time to get used to the new environment and a new angle of illumination. At the time of getting used to it ceases to grow and develop, which affects the body as a whole plant. When choosing the location of the plant must take into account such factors as poor tolerance lemon smell of gas, smoke and various petroleum products.


Lemon refers to the moisture-loving plants. In spring and summer lemon tree needs regular and abundant, but not over-watering. In winter, the plant should be watered as the drying of the topsoil. When drying of the substrate in a pot on a lemon tree leaves start to turn yellow and eventually crumble. Waterlogging of the soil is also detrimental to the lemon. If the soil is going to excess water, then the consequences will be terrible: will rot the roots of plants, and sooner or later the impending closure of the death of a lemon tree.

Watering lemon try to rain or meltwater. But if this is not possible, then before watering should be given water to settle. At the same time, there are some features of watering lemon tree. In the spring the plant should be watered in the early morning. In the summer and autumn recommended watering in the evenings. During the summer, optimum conditions for storing moisture and avoid excessive evaporation soil in the pot is necessary to cover the leaves or humus suitable for this purpose any other plant material.

Air humidity

Despite the fact that the lemon - thermophilic tropical plant, it is hard to tolerate overdried air temperature is high. This is especially dangerous in winter, when the heated room increased dryness. To facilitate the state lemon tree is best to put a pot with him on the tray with pebbles or expanded clay moist and do not forget to spray the plant with water two or three times a day.


Care lemon at home necessarily involves the optimum content of the soil in which the plant lives. Terms of fertilization and their number are directly dependent on the time of year, the size of the pot or tubs and general condition of the plant. Alternating fertilizer ready and prepared their own combines and help the hostess with the best performance.

From March to October, a period of active growth of the lemon tree, and it needs feeding liquid fertilizers up to three times a month. In the winter time, if you keep the pot of lemon in a cold room, to feed it at all costs. If the room is a bit of warming up, the lemon will get enough fertilizer once a month. Fertilizing is recommended to bring moderate doses, because most of the lemons very badly transfer surplus of fertilizers.

Very good room react lemons organic fertilizer. You can safely use humus, chicken and pigeon droppings, and manure. But we must remember that organic fertilizers are applied to land only in the summer, when the pot of lemon is on the street. It is also useful to pour the lemon water and blood that can be collected during the washing of fresh meat.

Experienced growers can appearance lemon determine which nutrients a plant needs:

  1. Underdeveloped yellowed leaves and small fruits lemon tree indicates a lack of nitrogen;
  2. The leaves begin to fade and fall off the fruits significantly grubeyut - a signal of lack of phosphorus;
  3. Significantly increases the size of the leaves on the tree and are reduced in size fruit - it means that lemon tree came potassium deficiency;
  4. Iron deficiency manifested in the yellowing of leaves and abscission of fruits;
  5. At lemon that loses calcium, leaves stop growing, covered spots and eventually fall off.

Formation of crown and pruning

Grooming lemon tree at home, you can not miss the deadlines crop plants and give it the desired shape. This is necessary for better growth and enhance fruiting. If you leave the lemon grow freely, then he will grow up without lateral branches and take the form of "a stem" or gelled shape of the bush. For proportional growth lemon tree crown can be gently rotate, thus changing its coverage.

Observing proper care, you ensure that the lemon tree will annually bestow you with exotic fruits. We hope that these tips will be useful to you, and you can use them to give full attention to your exotic pet.

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 how to care for decorative rose


  • Conditions of decorative roses
  • Warning - Risk
  • Be fruitful and multiply

Admire the beauty of flowers are constantly or occasionally loves everyone. All colors, without exception, have their own unique charm, we touched the strings of the soul. But the queen of flowers deservedly recognized and rightly called beautiful-rose.

Experienced gardeners and beginners only it is equally strong admiration for its exquisite beauty. But if you lit up the idea to settle this flower royals in your home, be sure to read our article. In it, we explain how to care for decorative rose well to grow healthy, full of strength and beauty of the flower was quite capable of anyone who enforces such a purpose.

Conditions of decorative roses

There are many nuances, which require compliance with caring for roses, but the results obtained from the effort invested is guaranteed to delight you stronger. Of course, the rose quite demanding on the conditions of his detention. But is such beauties is not permissible? But in gratitude for your constant care for the correct application of the knowledge about how to care for roses to be, these flowers with their presence in your home will create a very special aura.

A place under the sun

To rose delighted us with its regal beauty, take care to provide them with sunny, bright and well-ventilated area. But I do not think Rose will be granted if it appears on the south window. In winter, it is quite satisfied. But in the summer there for her too uncomfortable, because the plant will be very hot. Being in such unfavorable conditions for themselves, rose quickly reveal buds, and then just as quickly osyplet petals. Therefore, the most suitable for the flower will stay window with access to the south-east or south-west.

From the first days of October and March rose preferably kept in rooms with low temperatures. From about 12 to 14 ° C. If you have the possibility to provide the content of roses at a low temperature, then initially select yourself variety, which can be in winter to keep warm. Such, for example, is Rose Bengal. She has no rest period. If the short winter days you give it additional lighting with lamps from about sixteen to eighteen hours, it will give you a rose blooming until the New Year.

When the probability of frost will drop to a minimum, which is usually closer to the middle of May, the rose can be taken on the outdoor terrace, balcony or garden. He will bring the colors of the undeniable benefit. If the plants all the time just to keep in the room, they will die, no matter how you try to take care of them. However, accustom rose to fresh air flow should be gradual, starting with a regular airing the room, avoiding cold drafts.

Water treatments and humidity

Care rose particularly laborious in terms of irrigation measures. You will land on a daily basis to control the humidity in the pot. During active growth of the flower, which begins in April and lasts until the end of September, you should regularly quench their thirst rose warm water in which no lime. The land must be kept moist, but not wet. If your beauty will spend the winter in the warmth, the mode of irrigation does not change even if the occurrence of the autumn-winter period. If it is moved to a cool place, it is possible to limit watering, but without the risk of a complete drying of the soil.

The dry air in the room rose hurts: the leaves begin to dry, it loses buds. Therefore, strive to give it a high level of humidity: put a pot with a rose on the tray with water to pour gravel or other drainage. Spray rose, but avoid contact with water droplets directly on the flowers, otherwise they fall off before this mottled. When wintering in cold moisture near the rose should be reduced.

Charming gourmets

Providing competent care for roses, remember they have a lot of power. Without regular feeding roses bloom deteriorate. Beginning in March and August is the menu at the plant once every fourteen days should be present fertilizer. By the fall of the intensity of the foods you can begin to reduce and stop the winter. Excellent effect on the state of the soil rose irrigation such organic fertilize, as solutions bird or cow dung.

Measure twice, cut once, and then - plant

Those who have just joined the cultivation of roses, and only taking its first steps, from the care of plants, somehow spared to cut branches. From ornamental shrubs such measures are unevenly thick. But this is not the saddest thing. Too stretched due to excessive thickening of the branches no longer form buds. Therefore, always remember that the crop - a measure that stimulates the flowering of the plant. The procedure must be carried out before the start of the period of active growth in the spring season. They do it every two years.

Young rose to be transplanted in spring every year. Older individuals do not need it. They have enough to change the top layer of the earth, and can be directly transplanted every two to three years. For transplantation should use loose soil. As for the soil, in the stores without any problems, you can find a special ground for our capricious beauties.

But it is possible to prepare yourself and, if need be. The optimal mix for the plant consists of a clay-turf ground (two parts), sand (one part) and ground sheet (one piece). Follow acidity: pH 5, 5-6, 5 is most suitable for roses. Growers experienced been noted that the decorative rose blooms best if planted in pots no more than seven or ten centimeters in diameter.

There is another subtlety that they know all the professional growers. Svezheposazhennuyu rose for a few days should be placed in a plastic bag to maintain moisture, and there is a certain microflora. Soak flower in these conditions for a while, and then you can start and gradually increase its airing. So Rose is better to tolerate a transplant and better acclimatization.

 Decorative Rose Care

Warning - danger!

Of all the dangers threatening the flower can cause the greatest harm to the insects such as aphids. They attack the plant, live in the shoots, including leaves, penetrate into the buds and flowers of the plant. Then begin to feed cell sap rose, taking its strength and beauty. As a result of these activities, the deformation of leaves and stems.

Rose weakens and wastes away before our eyes. Stops its growth, buds are no longer disclosed. On leaves precipitates sticky dew - a selection of disgusting insects. Following this, there may declare sooty mushrooms. As measures for the release of roses from pests begin processing it with soapy water, at least two or three times.

If the extent of the infection more global, the solution should be used aktellik. It is diluted in a liter of water approximately 15-20 kapel.Esche one effective method of combating the disease by aphids or mites considered the following solution: we must insist Yarrow, then the infusion add three or four grams of green soap, and then begin processing the bushes. The treatment should be carried out that as long as you do not make sure that the trace of the pests remained.

 care decorative rose

Be fruitful and multiply

The most adapted for the care and growth at home only kornesposobnye rose. What can be said about their vaccinated counterparts, which are usually killed for the second year. The best way to get kornesposobnyh plant is rooting.

For this purpose, green cuttings, which are taken from the flowers growing in the home. About a month before to take stalk, flower begin to feed ash and phosphate fertilizers. In addition, its start copper oxychloride spray solution by diluting it is not more than 5 g in one liter of water.

For propagation choose shoots with buds developed that either blossom or blossom end. Pruning should be escaped with a sharp knife, dividing it by cuttings, which is two or three buds. Before planting, place the stalks for six hours at one end in a solution of IAA. Dilute it so follows: 100 -150 mg mix with one liter of water.

Planting the cuttings should be inclined not more than two centimeters. Keep containers rassazhennymi cuttings should be under the film, keeping in high humidity and a temperature of at least 22 ° C. Immediately after landing should be abundantly watered land and pritenit cuttings out of direct sunlight. Rooting occurs within two to three weeks. At this time, it is necessary to ventilate the seedlings daily and several times a day to spray the cuttings.

Subject to all the subtleties and nuances of which we spoke in this article, your care noble roses will be so successful that in your home they will always grow in large numbers. Of course, such a development one can only envy.

But white envy. Even better would be to follow the example and begin to grow flowers that are so beautiful and delicious. Especially since, sooner or later departure would not seem so time-consuming - especially when you see its stunning results.

 How to care for decorative rose: floriculture is not a burden but a joy