Part 1: Growing Indoor-Outdoor Citrus Trees In The Winter

This is a 1 gallon Meyer Lemon Tree grown indoors with a West facing window (2nd best direction for sunlight, south being the best)

This is a 1 gallon Meyer Lemon Tree grown indoors with a West facing window (2nd best direction for sunlight, south being the best)

1. Citrus plants are a beautiful addition to an outdoor living environment:

Container based citrus plants are beautiful additions to a patio or porch especially to ones which receive 8-12 hours of sunlight.  They are easy to grow and because they self-pollinate you’ll be amazed of how much actual delicious fruit you’ll be able to grow and harvest from just one plant.

Brings summer life to a room during the winter months

Brings summer life to a room during the winter months

2. Citrus plants are a one of a kind addition to a home for the winter months:

Citrus plants are evergreens. They provide beautiful deep green leaves all year whether they are outdoors (summer) or indoors (winter.) While other trees are leafless out in a yard, indoor citrus trees will still have all of their leaves. They are pretty enough to be used as part of a home’s holiday decorations. Further, if they have 8-12 hours of sun by way of a south or western facing window they’ll deliver up to two harvests of fruit per year.  Holiday friends and family will be amazed to find real fruit growing inside during the winter.

3. Indoor citrus plants naturally purify air:

As the winter days and months pass, air inside homes often becomes stale.  The solution is citrus plants. Why spend hundreds of dollars replacing special air filters every month when you can get a citrus tree or two to naturally clean the air for you? They’ll take pollutants out of the air, and provide your home with more fresh oxygen.

4. Beautiful aromatic flowering plants all year long

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of success and happiness one receives from growing beautiful blooms in the dead of winter. Citrus blooms smell great! Most people spend more time indoors in the winter and the citrus aroma will leave your home smelling fresh!

You can actually grow delicious fruit indoors during a New England winter!

You can actually grow delicious fruit indoors during a New England winter!

5. Winter is the time to harvest most citrus fruit

Families can grow and pick their own lemons, oranges, limes, and pomegranates right off their own trees grown outdoors . It’s an incredible and memorable feeling for children and adults alike. And they are so easy to grow. Most citrus plants don’t require water until their soil is dry, down to 2 inches below the surface. All you need to do is place them by a large, sunny window, and they’ll thrive.

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