How Do You Grow A Lemon Tree From A Cutting?

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If you want to grow new lemon trees from an old one, taking a cutting is an easy and effective method. Select twigs from the next-to-last growth flush the tree experienced. The stem should be round and reasonably straight. It also must have buds on it. For best results, take cuttings between April and November. In addition, it's a good idea to take several cuttings, since not every cutting may take root. Cut the stem about 8 to 10 inches long, using clean hand pruners to create a 45-degree angle. Ideally, the bud should be no more than 6 inches above the soil level once the cutting is planted. Cut off all the stems and all the leaves, except those surrounding the bud head. Trim the leaves around the bud head to about 1/8 inch. Spray a see-through plastic bag with water. Set the cutting inside the bag and place it in the refrigerator. This will keep the cutting moist and cool until you can plant it. The sooner you plant the cutting, the better. Prepare a pot by washing it in warm, ... more
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