Citrus Tree Plant
Citrus Tree Houseplant Care :
Water your citrus tree similarly to any houseplant. Water in thoroughly at intervals and allow the soil to dry out between watering. Citrus tree houseplant care also requires fertilization, especially if you want it to flower and set fruit. Use a formula made for acid-loving plants at half the recommended strength, only when the citrus is actively growing from April through August or September. If this tender loving care results in flowers, they may not develop fully into fruit. This is probably due to lack of pollination, which you can assist with. Shake, flick, or brush with a cotton swab or artist paintbrush gently to distribute the pollen from flower to flower and encourage fruiting. Additionally, moving the plant outdoors to a sunny, protected area will stimulate blooming. When pollination is a success, fruit will develop and take a few weeks to ripen. It is fairly common for smaller, young fruit to drop off shortly after formation due to ineffective pollination or less than desirous environmental conditions.