Citrus Require Bright Light

February 22, 2019

While citrus is easy to grow in containers, they hate living indoors. They require bright light. When you see photos of a beautiful fruit-filled lemon tree next to a small indoor window, know that it most likely did not grow and fruit in that location.

‘Meyer’ lemon in flower.
PC: Leslie F. Halleck

If you happen to have a very large south- or southwest-facing window that gets direct full sunlight for more than 6 hours a day, you might be able to keep your citrus happy.

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