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Miniature Orange, Dwarf Orange, Orange, Lemon
Soil:Citrus prefer acidic soil. I use Miracle Grow for Potting Plans.
I have always loved citrus plants. It often brings back memories from my childhood. there were a few orange trees behind the hospital where my mother worked. I went there a sometimes and picked some leaves. I put them in a book to let them dry. They made very neat bookmarks.
The whole citrus plant has a unique aroma. Even nowadays, many products try to mimic its smell. The citrus leaves have a cool and refreshing scent while its white flowers are so fragrant that when it abundant, the sweet smell overtakes the whole house, and it can be smelled rooms away.
Currently I have two oranges and one lemon on my porch. All of them are growing in pots. I put them on the east facing porch where they can enjoy full morning sun while being sheltered from the afternoon scorch. Since the outdoor air is very dry and hot, I try to water them at least every other day during the hottest days. They have flowered continuously since early spring and several nice juicy fruits have formed. One thing that worried me a bit was that one of them had been carrying quite a bit of fruit, some of the older leaves turned yellow and fallen off. But after checking some internet forum, I found that this is normal as long as the process only occur on old leaves.
I am looking forward to adding a kumquat and a pomelo to my collection next year.
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