Meyer Lemon Tree

Asked September 27, 2019, 12:12 PM EDT

The fertilizer I use for my Meyer lemon tree, which is in a large pot, recommends fertilizing from February to August. I bring the tree into my garage with a grow light and it seems to do well and often flowers. Should I continue to fertilize it throughout the winter?

Clackamas County Oregon

1 Response

Thank you for your question. If your efforts, by providing light and heat, are ‘encouraging’ photosynthesis, then, yes, your tree needs ongoing fertilization. Were it a plant that survives outdoors in our climate and/or is deciduous, you would not need or want to add supplemental fertilizer. Follow fertilizer label instructions; be sure the container is well-draining, and check often for insects. Good luck!