lemon tree

Geoffrey Porter asked 12 years ago

I am growing a lemon tree in a pot in my living room. It was previously in a greenhouse ahd produced fruit. It is producing healthy leaves now but no flowers or fruit. Somtimes I see little black coloured “twigs” that break off it. Can you advise?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 5 years ago
The little black twigs are most likely to be aborting flower buds, due to lack of light and possibly too-dry air.

A lemon tree needs the warmth of a greenhouse to flower and fruit but must have as much sunshine and heat as possible and the light indoors is much less. A bright porch or conservatory would be good.