Pure white lemon fower

Pure white lemon flower

Citrus plants such as the lemon are attractive houseplant and conservatory specimens.  A lovely feature of citrus is the fact that new season’s flowers are displayed alongside the ripening fruit of last season.  They also have a strong, delicious scent.

Indoors, citrus plants need a bright room, ideally with lots of sunlight.  A room that is too dry may cause the leaves to drop but humidity can be increased by standing on a tray of regularly-watered pebbles.  Keep soil just moist in winter and at a temperature above 10 degrees C.  Increase watering in summer to twice a week. Feed in spring through to autumn.  The plant can be moved outdoors in summer.