Growing Lemon Trees from Seeds?

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

Lemon tree seedlings.

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July 19, 20131 found this helpful
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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.

November 11, 20130 found this helpful

Hi! Your yellow seedlings are beautiful. I believe you have 3 varigated lemon seedlings. They are probably yellow because a lot of the chlorophyll is missing. the more green they have mixed with the yellow the better. You'll have to keep them in indirect light or they will die, and they grow so slow because they don't have normal chlorophyll.


If you put them in the direct rays of the sun they will scorch and die.

As they grow older they may turn greener and still retain some of the yellow color. If you can keep them alive they could be very pretty. Google varigated plants and you'll find helpful info. Have fun with them and wish I could be more help.


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