How to Grow a Lemon Tree in a Cup


Growing lemons from seed can be very easy and done in the comfort of your own home. From planting the seed, it will take about 3-4 years to pick up your first fruit.

And even more interesting is growing the lemon tree in a cup!

All you need is soil and seeds.


You need to make sure you choose the largest lemon seed you can find and clean it nicely.

Leave them in a glass of water and let them stay for about 6-7 days. Make sure you change the water each day, this is very important.

In the cup, you need to have a few stones in the bottom of the cup to create drainage. After that, just fill the cup with moist soil. Put the seeds in the ground with the pointed ends facing the bottom. Make sure you leave about 5mm space between them.

Now cover the seeds with coarse sand or gravel.

Do not forget to spray the surface with water, 2-3 days. Cover he cup with nylon bag or foil. This will create a greenhouse effect.

Continue spraying them with water once every two days, to support their growth.

What you can do is move the plant carefully into another container, if a lot of them appear.

After you choose the most beautiful and the strongest plants transplant them into individual pots of a larger diameter. The composition of the soil should remain the same.

You can place the lemon in the ground together with the flowerpot on a sunny place.

Provide a bright and fresh room for your lemon tree, and make sure it doesn’t frost during the winter. Water them moderately during the winter, but don’t allow the soil to become completely dry. Don’t worry If part of the leaves drop, this is normal. In the spring cut off the brunches, and for a very short time new brunches will grow and there shall be a beautiful bushy crown.

Take good care of your plant and it will grow into a beautiful and luxurious house plant.

In the summer, water it regularly since it loves cold showers. Fertilize it with nutrient citrus and it would be preferable if you put it on fresh air.

Source: Good Morning Center