Hey guys -
I just planted some citron seeds (a whole bunch) and it looks like at least 4 are growing. the largest is already over an inch tall and the two first leaves are separating and the smallest is still straightening out from the seed.
anyway, just a few questions about them
1) since i have a few, i thought it would be fun to keep some small while the others grow out. do citrus (citron in particular) lend themselves to intersting looking bonsai? what is their growth habit? do they just grow straight up - do they do interesting things? do they readily branch a lot? etc
2) if anyone knows, what is the growth habit specifically as seedlings? i want to make sure they look ok and healthy so I know I am not killing them. is it correct to just leave them alone to grow or is there anything i should do early to induce some initial branching
3) do the leaves of a citrus tree smell or is it just the fruits? and if yes, is it only after they are rubbed or crushed, or can i expect the plant to eventually have a scent all the time?
4) one last thing - when is it safe to repot them into individual pots? they are already in bonsai soil (thats what i planted them in) so can i just scoop the whole soil/seedling bundle out with a big spoon and put it in some fresh soil of the same type? should i wait till they are a certain hieght or exhibiting a certain behavior that indicates they are ready to move?