HI all! new to this forum and finding lots of useful info!! YOu will see LOTS of questions from me all over the place
Ok, this question is about the lemon trees-the small/smaller ones for inside the house. I have owned a couple of small (maybe 18 inches) orange trees, as well as one large lemon tree (probably over 5 ft). The first little orange lived for about 2 years, had a few small fruit, flowered a couple of times, no significant growth. THen, one day i moved it from the coffee table by the window about 4 feet into the dining room (less light), and boom-it died. I think both of my oranges i got at Lowe's or some place like that.
The lemon tree DH got for me as a gift at a nursery and it did ok for a couple of years, as well, i sat it outside for summers, and then, again, unprecendentally, it just withered away.
I'm obviously doing something wrong-there is no vigorous growth (the lemon never got fruit ), and at some point, which I'm not able to pinpoint, the trees start to die.
I have a very soft spot for these trees and would love to have one or two in the house that are happy and healthy. Are there some guidelines I'm totally missing? Can somebody direct me?? I'd hate to buy one and kill it again (and normally, I'm reasonably ok with plants).
Thanks for ANY help you can provide!