View Full Version : Dying Lemon Tree

05-25-2006, 05:42 PM
I just received a lemon tree. I potted it in good soil in a clay pot. It faces the east (bright light) in the mornings and partial sun in the afternoons. All of the leaves are curling and falling off. What is wrong with my plant? It is very special to me and I'm desperate to save it. :(

Quirky Quercus
05-25-2006, 09:12 PM
Come clean... how much miracle gro did you give it? :?

05-26-2006, 07:06 AM
:( I'm guilty as charged. Did I kill it?

Quirky Quercus
05-26-2006, 09:10 AM
Countless other people posted on the tree forums and have described their tree as being dead after using Miracle Gro. There really is no magical miracle about it. It's fertilizer. And fertilizer should only be used A.) when the tree visibly needs it, B.) But only after a soil test has been done to show what the tree needs and confirms that it's needed C.) Not on newly transplanted trees. If the tree is in potting soil, it may need fertilizer too but a lot of potting soil already has it mixed in. That can mean a lethal dose if more is piled on. That would be my guess.

05-26-2006, 09:16 AM
:shock: Anything I can do to help. Thanks for responding.

Quirky Quercus
05-26-2006, 11:47 AM
You could try to keep watering it well and pray for a miracle... a real miracle this time.