Pink Variegated Lemon Tree – Pruning

Q: I have a pink variegated lemon tree in a container that I just brought inside
for its first winter. It looks to be very healthy and is currently flowering. When
is the right time to prune it? 

A: I don’t think it would be a good idea prune in winter. Removing leaves
means the lemon would not receive as much benefit from the limited amount
of light it gets indoors. You need approximately forty leaves to make each
fruit ripen. I would leave it alone until you take it outdoors in the spring

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