Lemon trees, like all trees, require a bit of TLC to make them grow and flourish. You need to learn the symptoms of the tree to figure out why it isn’t growing and putting out flowers like it should. For instance, it may be too immature, needing it to be at least three or four to flower. You might also be watering it incorrectly. Make sure it gets enough sun as well as cold. While it may be tropical, they need “chilling” to flower, since they are a winter fruit.
- If your lemon tree has yet to produce any lemons, it may need to mature some more, as many are not ready to grow fruit until they are three or four years old.
- Under, or over-watering your lemon plant csn have a deleterious effect on its ability to bloom.
- Lack of sufficient sun and too much fertilizer will also impede your lemon fruit-bearing abilities.
“When your lemon tree refuses to bloom and instead just grows nothing but endless leaves defiantly, you don’t have to feel helpless.”