How to Grow Citrus Trees from Seed
Step-by-step instructions for taking seeds from citrus fruits including oranges and lemons and growing them into houseplants.
Melissa J. Will
Citrus fruit (any type with seeds)
or fruit sticker with name
Food storage bag
or container with lid
Fertilizer for Citrus Plants
Remove seeds from ripe citrus fruit. Do not cut seeds.
Test seeds for viability by placing in cup of water. Keep seeds that sink to bottom.
Remove seed coat by clipping off pointy end with nail clippers and peeling away shell.
Place seeds one inch apart on moist (not dripping wet) paper towels.
Carefully fold towel and place in plastic food bag. Add tag/fruit label for tracking. Stash in warm, dark cabinet.
Put reminder in phone to check seeds every 3 days.
When roots are at least one-inch long, plant one inch deep in potting mix.
Water regularly. Do not allow to dry out or overwater. Grow in indirect, warm sun.
For feeding, follow instructions on citrus fertilizer label.
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