Fertilization of lemons in pots


Lemon plants, in addition to being grown in the ground or in large spaces, can also be grown in pots. Lemons can also develop well in a vase as long as the container that contains them is of a suitable size. Lemons have always been small plants full of charm and, in fact, in the Renaissance, there was no villa that did not have a collection of lemon trees. These plants, in addition to producing very useful “fruits” in various fields, give a touch of class to the garden, balcony or terrace. They are characterized by shiny and evergreen leaves, develop fruits with the same color as the sun and, when they bloom, they give off a very sweet scent. In order for lemon plants to retain a certain charm, they need to receive the right care at the right time.


They must be sheltered from strong winds or placed in a closed place in cold periods, they must be exposed to the sun’s rays for at least 4 – 5 hours a day, they must be pruned and repotted with a certain regularity and must be fertilized in a balanced way and with specific substances. In this article we focus on the fertilizations that these seedlings that grow in pots need. Fertilizers are important practices that must be carried out periodically in order to guarantee a correct supply of macro elements and micro elements. The simplest fertilization to perform is that with the use of a liquid fertilizer that must be diluted in the water used for watering. In this way, the fertilizer reaches the deeper layers of the soil gradually, thus avoiding the formation of areas of concentration of individual elements.

Fertilization of lemons in pots: Which fertilizers to use

Generally, for the fertilization of potted lemon plants, the same fertilizers are used for flowering plants. The fertilizer should be administered from April to September about every 15 days. In fact, it is also possible to buy a specific fertilizer for these plants. This fertilizer will have a greater presence of Nitrogen and Potassium and a lesser of Phosphorus. Usually, a certain amount of iron is added to this fertilizer since lemons that are grown in pots tend to suffer from chloride over time. This happens because iron is present in scarce quantities in the soil. Fertilizers for flowering plants, in general, already contain the various elements in different quantities. The percentages of the presence of each element within the fertilizer is something to keep an eye on.

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