Growing Lemon Trees from Seed?

May 27, 2013

Lemon tree seedlings.I planted some lemon pips in November last year, and they grew to about 4cm tall, and it seems as if they aren't growing anymore. They have been the same size since December, and they have now turned a very light yellow. I can't think that this is normal. Are they supposed to take so long to grow? What did I do wrong to make them go yellow? :-/


I have added a photo of what they look like now.

Could anyone please guide me in any way? Anything would be helpful.

Thank you so much!

By Lauren


July 19, 20131 found this helpful
Best Answer

I think it may be the soil. I moved my seedlings to to containers. One with normal soil and one with soil designed for citrus and palms that's meant to be better draining. There was a clear difference in growth.

Reply Was this helpful? 1
Answer this Question

2 More Questions

Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

May 4, 2017

I'm curious if anyone has planted a whole lemon in the ground with any success? I have heard that it works, but until today I have not tried it.

I'm curious if anyone else has ever tried this, and if it will actually produce. If no one has tried it before, I guess I will keep you updated!


Gold Post Medal for All Time! 677 Posts
May 4, 20171 found this helpful

I would cut the lemon and plant the seeds directly. You can even grow a tree inside. This video shows you how:

Reply Was this helpful? 1

Diamond Post Medal for All Time! 1,246 Posts
May 4, 20170 found this helpful

I have many lemon trees but have never planted a whole lemon :) Just use the seed.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
May 7, 20170 found this helpful

I took several lemon seeds from a fresh cut lemon. A friend told me to put them in my mouth as soon as I take them from the lemon. Have your seed pot ready with seeding soil and push the seeds in about 14 inch.


Water and keep the soil damp. It took about 4 weeks before I saw a seedling. I only got one out of the lot but it is now about 3 feet high and growing nicely.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question

March 18, 2016

I live in Greece, this is my very first attempt at home planting. I have two different pots with lemon seeds, one of them doesn't look so healthy. Can you help me to figure out why? I have them in a healthy enviroment, they get sun and water.

Could this be because I left the small one in the sun for longer? Is it destroyed or can I still save it?Growing Lemon Trees from Seed

Thank you!

Growing Lemon Trees from Seed


Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 105 Posts
August 18, 20170 found this helpful

When your seeds first sprout you shouldn't leave them in direct sunlight at first. They need time to grow and get stronger. I would suggest moving these out of the direct sunlight.


Find an area that is shady and receive a little sun during the day. Only water the dirt when it's dry. Don't over water or soak the ground.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes

Gold Post Medal for All Time! 677 Posts
August 18, 20170 found this helpful

It is not dead, so give it more shade. Water it evenly. It should come back.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Answer this Question
In This Page
Home and Garden Gardening Fruit TreesMarch 28, 2016
Thanksgiving Ideas!
Halloween Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2022-10-22 09:12:16 in 4 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2022 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.