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    Anyone have a diagnosis for the yellow leaves?
    Over watering comes to mind , but , it has some fungal dark areas also . Some underside of the leaf mealybug ( white cotton like presence that wipes off ? ) activity is present , but , I donít know if the bugs and fungus is the cause or secondary to the plant being weakened by overwatering. I sprayed an insecticide then a week later a fungicide. Any thoughts ?


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    Pretty common on pot grown citrus. There are a couple diseases that cause this but the most likely culprit here is just inconsistent watering and the leaching of minerals from the potting soil. Get you some miracle grow and water it 3 days a week with that for a while. Should green back up. Handful of triple 13 to give it a boost and a bit of mulch on top wonít hurt either.


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    I have the same problem with my pot grown citrus.

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    Thanks IBTSOOM , the tree has been chugging along nicely for several years . This is not normal. When I saw it blooming about a month and a half ago , I put a 3 month Osmocote vegetable and fruit slow release fertilizer on it and topped it off with a good mulch . It had a ton of blossoms, but it usually produces only 8 lemons. I read that a tree will produce only the amount of fruit the tree can support .

    UBER , that must be a last year picture ! You have a lot of fruit on it !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bayou Uber View Post
    I have the same problem with my pot grown citrus.

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    It's a sensimyer plant. Cross between Sensimilla weed and Myer lemon. If you use a grow light it will produce fruit all year long.

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    Iron deficiency maybe? My experience is that fruit trees are fickle. Thereís huge swings in nutrients due to the fruit, heat stress, etc.


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    Really?! Sweet !
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