Indoor potted lemon tree

Asked January 11, 2020, 9:41 AM EST

Hi. My name is mike. So the last 5 months or so my potted lemon tree has been losing its leaves. I recently discovered citrus scale and cleaned the entire tree of them. Here are a few pictures of what the leaves look like. Can you help with what's going on please? Thanks

Outagamie County Wisconsin

1 Response

Thank you for writing Mike.
You do not specify the type of lemon tree so I will confine myself to a general answer. Lemon trees can be evergreen although some go semidormant in winter. Here is some general advice https://extension.umn.edu/house-plants/growing-citrus-indoors
Keep your plant happy. This advice is reasonable. https://www.wikihow.com/Grow-Lemon-Trees-Indoors
It is difficult to expect fruit during the low light, short day MN winters. Let the fruit mature for quite a while on the counter after harvesting. Your prompt control of scale is good plant management.