I have a potted lemon, lime and orange tree. All the leaves have fallen off...

Asked January 27, 2018, 11:20 AM EST

I have a potted lemon, lime and orange tree. All the leaves have fallen off except my orange tree, which leaves are still falling. I recently repotted using soil for citrus plants. Was this supposed to happen? Will my trees grow again or are they dead?

Baltimore Maryland citrus houseplants leaf drop

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Repotting can sometimes be stressful for houseplants. It is not uncommon for plants to drop some foliage. Scratch the stems/branches with your fingernail and look for green tissue. If you see it the plants are still viable. Hopefully they will put out new growth later. Provide proper care and give them some time.
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