How to Care for a Lemon Tree

Lemon Tree Care
Lemon Trees are one of the easiest and most versatile fruit trees you can grow in your backyard. They have gorgeous glossy foliage, fragrant creamy-white blooms, and incredibly delicious and useful fruit. With its glossy foliage and fragrant creamy-white blooms, a Lemon tree produces masses of incredibly delicious and useful fruit.
Whether you’re gifting a Lemon Tree to someone or nurturing one for yourself, here’s a care guide to help you keep your lemon tree healthy and thriving.

Lemon Tree Care

How to Care for a Lemon Tree


Lemon Trees require at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight per day. Choose a sunny spot on your balcony or garden where the tree will receive ample sunlight.


Water the soil thoroughly and wait for the water to drain through. Remove any excess water from the saucer as sitting in it can cause root rot. However, you can leave the excess water for up to 12 hours especially if the tree is thirsty. Allow the top 3-5cm of soil to dry out before watering again. Hot, dry weather may require daily watering.

Tip 1: the top of the soil may look dry but it can be wet beneath, so before watering your plant, dip your finger into the soil to feel the level of moisture. If it feels soggy, wait for a few days and check again.

Tip 2: you can use a baster or syringe to remove any excess water from the saucer.

Temperature & Humidity

Average to warm temperatures and average humidity.


Feed your Lemon Tree with a fertiliser (Dynamic Lifter or slow-release fertiliser) up to 4 times a year.

Prune your Lemon Tree in early spring. Cut away any dead or damaged leaves and any suckers. Suckers grow from the roots and should be pruned.

Pests and Diseases

Monitor your Lemon Tree regularly for pests like aphids, scale insects, or citrus leaf miners. Treat infestations promptly with organic insecticides or insecticidal soaps. Common diseases that affect Lemon Trees include citrus canker and citrus scab. 

Remember to observe your Lemon Tree regularly and adjust its care based on its specific needs. With proper care and attention, your lemon tree will flourish, adding beauty and citrusy delights to your balcony or small garden.

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