Hello, I have grown some lemon trees from seeds since June. More often, specifically on the Meyer Lemon Tree which is the most the most popular of all Indoor Citrus trees. Over watering – If your lemon tree is dropping leaves, another common reason may be over watering. I bought this as a gift for my daughter for Christmas and would like for it to look healthy when she receives it. While spraying citrus trees with sunscreen isn’t an option, adding temporary shade is. Sunburn can also occur on immature citrus fruit, so it’s important to protect them. Symptoms of Lemon Tree Leaf Problems The first sign of the pests problem on citrus tress is the presence of squiggly lines on the leaves and then distortion of leaves. If your plant is dry – you can stick your finger into the soil to check it – try to get it on a regular watering schedule. Recently the lower leaves have yellowed and fallen off, the buds are falling off and the lemons are turning yellow. They were re-potted into individual pots, about 2.5 months ago using a well draining soil. They're on humidity trays, and I spritz them with water mixed with some essential oils every few days. This shows up as yellowing or browning on the leaves on those sides of the tree. Check the soil pH. Reason #1: NATURAL SHEDDING AND LEAF DROP: Most leaves are turning yellow and very few leaves at top of tree. The most common cause it a lack of magnesium in the soil. his is the 3rd time it has borne flowers. Right before the leaves fall off the plant, they will turn yellow. Thanks in advance. My lemon tree leaves are turning yellow! Feed with fertilizer high in potassium to treat lemon tree leaves curling down. The bark is peeling starting from the base of the trunk and going up. Epsom Salts helps correct magnesium deficiency, mix 30g of Epsom Salts per litre of water (approximately 2 tablespoons), per tree. Nitrogen is a nutrient used in almost every process of life for citrus and fruit trees, from growth to the production of fruit. When roots of the tree sit in water, they have a tendency to develop root rot, which in turn results in the lemon tree dropping leaves. There are two primary reasons for lemon tree leaves turning yellow, both of which are pretty easy to deal with. Meyer Lemon – Leaves Yellowing Q: The leaves on our new Meyer lemon tree are turning yellow and beginning to drop. Too much water. A lack of nitrogen in the soil will affect the tree's health, beginning with the leaves. The last time 1 lemon started to grow and did for about 2 months until one day it just dropped off. Nitrogen deficiency is one of the main causes of yellow leaves on a citrus tree. Hi Dorothy, There are a number of reasons why your lemon tree leaves could be turning yellow. Chill out with the watering! The fruit is smallish relative to past season. 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