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How to Grow Citrus Trees

Citrus plants have exacting demands and need a quality compost that caters for their needs. Citrus trees are best potted on in the spring before they start active growth but the can be potted on any time during the summer. Read our handy guide below to find out how to grow Citrus Trees.

Choose Westland Citrus Potting Mix, our specialist blend containing water-retaining Seramis® and is also slightly acidic, so perfect for citrus plants. It also contains loam, which has the capacity to absorb nutrients which are readily available to be released back to the plants as they grow.

citrus trees

How to grow Citrus Trees

Step One

Choose a suitable planter for your citrus plant. It needs to be slightly larger than the container your plant is growing in.

Add a layer of Westland Potting Grit to the base of the planter to improve drainage.

Potting Grit 20kg

Step Two

Add a layer of Westland Citrus Potting Mix on top of the potting grit, making sure that you leave enough room for the root ball.

Water your citrus plant thoroughly and then carefully remove it from its pot. Check the roots for damage and disease, then carefully remove any that show signs of decay.

Carefully loosen the roots around the edge of the root ball to encourage them to grow into the new compost.

citrus potting mix

Step  Three

Place the root ball into the planter so that the roots rest on top of the citrus compost. The plant should be at about the same level in the compost as it was in its original container. Don’t plant it any deeper or leave it more exposed.

Fill in around the sides with more Westland Citrus Potting Mix, packing it down between the planter and the root ball firmly.

Step Four

Water well and mist the leaves with our Westland Houseplant Mist & Leaf Shine that contains essential nutrients and a natural plant resistance elicitor that gives your plant leaves a healthy and glossy foliage.

Step Five

Citrus plants are hungry plants and require regular feeding during the growing season Westland Citrus Potting Mix will supply your plants with all the nutrients they need for the first 6 weeks. Feeding regularly between March and October with Westland Citrus Feed will promote active growth and fruit production.

Westland Citrus Feed in pack

Watch out video on how to water and feed houseplants here or find out more about our indoor growing range


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