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Lara Lemon from the side in a gold pot

Mini Lemon (Lyvia)

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These Lyvia lemons are part of the Limequat family (Citrus x floridana 'Eustis')and are always popular for their tasty fruit and compact habit. A cross between a regular lemon and a kumquat the fruit are oval in shape, but turn yellow when ripe. Each fruit is about a quarter of the size of a normal lemon and taste delicious making them a perfect for drinks and cocktails!.
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The Lyvia (or Lara) lemons are looking fab this week. Nicely shaped young plants with at least 3 or 4 green fruit, it's fun to watch as these ripen over the coming months. They are perfect for a sunny windowsill and a great way to start your citrus passion! After a different variety or something bigger? We have a wide range of other lemon trees available too. Good to know: Although we carefully wrap and pack our plants to protect them, when fruit are ripe and / or heavy on the plant, it is not unusual for them to be dislodged during transit. The good news is they can still be used, and it will trigger the plant to produce more flowers.
30cm+ including 1.5L Pot
1 x Mini Lara Lemon   + £0.00
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5 Stars 4.8/ 5 130 reviews
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Natasha Sheldon, Feb 20
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Beautiful plant and super quick, careful delivery.

Mr Edward Mayle, Dec 30
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Ves, Dec 05
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Wonderful plant.

Nik Sant, Oct 15
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Good looking product

Birgit Bloom, Sep 22
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Punctual delivery of a gorgeous plant; well done!

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Didn’t see product as this was a gift but service quick and very efficient

Preethi Sanjai, Apr 25
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Healthy beautiful plant

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H Evans, Feb 15
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Kathleen Corrin, Feb 05
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Lovely plant and unusual

Emma Cross, Feb 04
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The most beautiful tree!

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Care Instrictions

These instructions are sent with the plant gift

This little tree has both tasty fruit and fragrant flowers – sometimes both at once. It can bring pleasure for months, or even years, with the right care. It is a cross between a lemon and a kumquat. The fruit is smaller but tastes very similar to a lemon with a sweet edible rind and is great for flavouring cooked dishes or slicing in cold drinks.

Citrus trees need light and a south facing window or patio door is ideal, but chose the brightest spot you can find in your home. Do make sure it is well away from radiators, underfloor heating and draughts. In summer your tree will enjoy a sheltered patio but needs to come inside in the autumn when the temperatures start to drop.

Your little lemon tree will require watering once the top of the soil is dry, and the best way to check is by touch. Gently stick your finger 1cm into the soil and if it feels dry, the plant is ready for a drink. If still slightly damp check it again tomorrow.

When the soil is dry to the touch, remove the plant from its container, and place on a draining board. Water the soil heavily, using at least 1/2 L. It is important to allow all the excess water to drain away and so leave it for a good 30 minutes before placing it back in its normal bright position. The plant will gradually lose leaves if left to stand in water.

Citrus trees are very greedy and feeding them regularly with a specialist citrus feed will help your plant thrive and produce future flowers and fruit.

If you need to repot your plant, its best to do so in the spring in a free draining compost. As a rule, they flower in spring/ summer and fruits ripen in the winter.

Problem solving

Leaf drop is the most common problem with citrus and is usually due to over or under watering. A return to a regular watering routine should help your plant recover, but in severe cases it may be necessary to cut off any dead growth and be patient while it recovers. You can find out more watering advice and useful top tips for year round care here - https://plants4presents.co.uk/citrus-tree-care.

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