When life gives you lemons….Say thank you! This beautiful little Meyer Lemon tree was quite the surprise in the mail today! I timidly opened the package which had a huge stamp across the front announcing live plants.
But I hadn’t ordered any live plants. I had ordered plenty of seeds. I assumed it must be an unexpected present and it was! My lovely mother got me the perfect gift: a grafted Meyer Lemon tree!
A Meyer Lemon is a special kind of lemon that is crossed with a Mandarin Orange to produce beautiful and lightly flavored lemons. When well-taken care of, this Meyer Lemon should produce fruit for me within a year! Since it’s a grafted tree, it will grow much quicker than a seedling.
Planting Meyer Lemon
This container the little lemon came in was way too small for the plant so I replanted it! I may let it grow huge and produce tons of lemons!
Or maybe I’ll bonsai it like this incredible little plant I saw in Tuscany.
About Meyer Lemon
The tree should be in direct sunlight and not too cold. It’s okay to grow outside, but not in the Pacific Northwest. Misting its leaves every 1-2 days will help it stay happy and tropical.
Stay tuned to watch the little guy’s growth! I anticipate some beautiful lemons in the future!
Photos: Elizabeth Adan
Elizabeth Adan is a Freelance Writer, Publicist and Brand Ambassador. Her blog Aquaberry Bliss is a unique food and travel blog dedicated to expanding your world and inspiring your creativity. When Elizabeth isn’t traveling, you’ll find her writing, hiking or gardening. Find Elizabeth on Twitter @stillaporcupine and on LinkedIn.