Some tropicals I am growing.

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Some tropicals I am growing.

Postby sam » Tue Feb 09, 2016 7:48 pm

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Re: Some tropicals I am growing.

Postby HeidiPG » Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:25 am

I am envious of that lemon! what area do you live in? Being quite far north, our low winter light and forced air heating makes growing indoor plants not easy.
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Re: Some tropicals I am growing.

Postby HeidiPG » Wed Feb 10, 2016 1:26 am

Ah, I see Ontario is your locale.
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Re: Some tropicals I am growing.

Postby Laura » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:26 am

Love tropicals but no room here for big specimens like these.I too admire your lemon,I hear Meyer is a wonderful fruit with lots of juice.
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Re: Some tropicals I am growing.

Postby davefrombc » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:48 pm

Your Meyer lemon's shape looks more like my Ponderosa lemons. My Meyer lemons have more the classic lemon shape than the rounded one.
Meyer lemons and other citrus, like the Bearss lime, Ponderosa lemon ( they can grow huge fruit, mine are grapefruit sized) and even the real lemons like Lisbon and Eureka can be grown on a sunny window sill. They can be kept small for years by keeping their roots crowded and some judicious pruning.
Heidi.. I grew a Ponderosa lemon in Fort St. James....

Citrus like the Meyer lemon and Ponderosa do fine in dry indoor air, and as long as they get good light during the short days of winter. They will go semi-dormant and renew growth and flowering when days begin lengthening again.. My lemons do their best growth in spring and fall. They actually prefer the more moderate temperatures.. The biggest killer of potted citrus is over watering.. They cannot stand soggy roots. They do like even moisture and porous, well drained soil.. and occasional misting of their leaves.
If you have room next to a south facing window, try a citrus tree.
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Re: Some tropicals I am growing.

Postby sam » Wed Feb 10, 2016 2:50 pm

Thanks for the replies.

I have 4 more little baby lemons growing on the tree now with more flowering underway.
The banana tree is 2-1/2 years old. I bought it for 25 cents on an end of season clearance rack.
Hopefuly it will bloom soon. :)
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Re: Some tropicals I am growing.

Postby sam » Wed Feb 24, 2016 2:11 pm

One flower has opened and I tried to pollinate it. I haven't been successful yet to grow a Noni fruit to maturity. Maybe this time it will work.
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