Meyer lemon droopy yellowing leaves

Asked May 5, 2020, 7:43 PM EDT

Our potted miniature lemon tree has droopy, yellowing leaves. Dropping some. This has developed over last couple of weeks. We have been battling a scale infestation for quite awhile (hand squishing and neem spray), but it could also be overwatering (multiple cooks not coordinating). We’ve cut back the watering and upped scale patrols while moving it outside for more sun. Should we repot? How to identify and possibly treat possible root rot?

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

I found this article by our Metro MG leader https://today.oregonstate.edu/news/pucker-it’s-time-talk-lemons It could be the watering but it could also be the temperature change. It would be okay to pot up but keep in mind that the plant will be much heavier. You may have some challenges with your pot because of the shape (unless you have a pot within the pot. The article does mention that you may want to remove some of the topsoil and replace with fresh potting mix. Since you already have lemon, you are likely doing all the right things.