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Can You Grow Lemons Indoors?

Two small lemon trees sit on a white surface inside a home.

Lemon trees are a great reminder of the summer months. With their delicious, citrusy smell and bright yellow hue, what’s not to love? But can you grow lemons inside during the cooler months?

Surprise! Lemon trees are actually one of the best trees to grow indoors.

These joyful trees love sunshine, so keep them in a bright environment that gets plenty of sun throughout the day. Lemon trees also enjoy the warm weather, so keep them in a room that maintains at least 70 degrees Fahrenheit.

It’s also important to make sure not to overwater them. Maintain even moisture on their soil and mist the tree when needed. There’s even citrus tree fertilizer you can feed your plant baby every few months.

Down to Earth Organic Citrus Fertilizer Mix

Enjoy an organic fertilizer to help your plant babies thrive.

While there are several kinds of lemon trees out there, Meyer Lemon Trees thrive best in an indoor environment. It’s also a good idea to start with the actual tree rather than a seed, so you can enjoy the fresh fruit, citrusy smells, and beautiful flowers sooner.

When summer rolls around again, place your lemon tree outside to enjoy the natural sunshine.

Once you have plenty of lemons growing on your tree, there are plenty of zesty recipes you can take advantage of, or you can even the citrusy fruit to help with high-maintenance cleaning projects.

Kelsey Opel Kelsey Opel
Kelsey Opel is a freelance writer and digital storyteller based in Austin, Texas. She enjoys writing for food, entertainment and mental health spaces. Off the clock, she loves indulging in an avocado margarita and chips and queso at her favorite Tex-Mex spot in town. Read Full Bio »
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