An heirloom dwarf lemon with delicious golden-yellow fruit, Meyer Lemon makes a fine potted plant and it’s the hardiest lemon for cool temperatures. The fruit is more flavorful than store-bought lemons and is prized by chefs. It bears heavily at a young age, flowering and fruiting year-round. Brought into the U.S. at the turn of the century from China, it is thought to be a hybrid between a lemon and an orange.
|Hardiness Zone||9, 10|
|Sun Requirement||Full Sun|
|Minimum Temperature Indoors||50|
Container Grown Citrus
Keep the root systems healthy and active. A period of dryness helps stimulate flowers and fruiting. Mimic Florida’s climate- wet summers and dry fall/winters.
Most important for potted citrus:
• Full sun and high light. The more the better.
• For faster growth and an active root system,
grow them warm.
• Do not over pot.
• Grow in clay pots for optimum root health.
• Fertilize spring through fall.
• High light aids in flowering and fruiting.
• Fertilize in growing season 1-2 times a month.
• Water when the soil is visually dry or at first signs of wilt.
• Growing Meyer Lemons in Containers