Meyers Lemons – Healthy Leaves Are Falling Off

Q: I bought a Meyer lemon in October and planted it in a sixteen-inch wide pot. I brought it indoors in late November. It is now blooming profusely and dropping perfectly green, healthy leaves at the same time.

A: My bet on why the leaves are falling is that it’s getting much less light than it had outdoors or at the nursery. Like a ficus tree, a citrus tree’s response to light depends on how much illumination it receives. If they don’t get enough light, they drop leaves. All you can do is add fluorescent lights closely around the tree.

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