2 Healthy Summer Care Tips for Your Indoor Fruit Trees
If you own or indoor fruit tree, here are some summer care tips to help you keep your trees in great shape. Indoor fruit trees are easier to care for then you might think and these tips will make it that much easier.
You really can grow your fruit trees indoors especially those dwarf citrus trees that have been bread for exactly that. At around the two year mark you should start to see fruit grow. The Meyer lemon trees are one of the most popular but there are also tangerine, pineapple, orange and more.
These trees are really affordable so it makes sense to buy two trees so they can cross pollinate. Even if you have a smaller living spaces you can usually do more than one tree because they usually don’t get taller than 3 or 4 feet. Here are two summer tips for your indoor fruit trees to help them thrive and maximize your crops.
Enjoy the Weather
Place your indoor fruit tree outside during the summer months and watch it flourish. Usually a sunny patio works well. Don’t place outside until after the risk of frost has passed. Don’t leave it out there all day long or it will burn. 4 to 6 hours is plenty. Remember these trees are bred for a life indoors. Start with one day a week and then you can increase it slowly but never for more than 6 hours at a time and never during the hottest part of the day.
Increase the Water
Summer is generally the most active seasons for fruit trees, so you may find that there is a need to water more frequently. You can check by sticking your finger into the soil about one inch. When you pull your finger out if it is completely dry you need to water. These plants need approx. an inch of water every week. It’s also important to not let your tree become water logged as this can be harmful to it. If you live in a really dry climate, you can mist the tree every couple of days.
That’s it – that’s really all there is to it, except of course, for enjoying the fruit.