Don't feel like reading our literal paragraphs of information?
We got you. Here are the basics:
You don't need any special experience. We provide a free care guide with every purchase and we're here any time for questions.
The most important thing is sun. If you have a sunny window that gets at least 3-4 hours of direct sun, you're good. If you don't have sun, grow lights are a perfect substitute.
Don't over-water or let the tree sit in water. Citrus trees shouldn't be watered again 'til the soil is dried out.
We sell fertilizer, soil, heating mats, and grow lights for our trees - and one bag of soil or fertilizer lasts a LONG time.
We also have a special collection of trees just for new growers.
For more detailed information, keep scrolling.
Watch our educational seminar - a good place to start learning about growing citrus indoors.
New growers collection
We have a specially-picked collection of trees that are perfect for those who are new to citrus trees.
Ah yes, the question everyone must ask themselves before purchasing a citrus tree.
Am I ready to be a plant parent?
All jokes aside, caring for a citrus tree is a real responsibility. Not huge, but kind of a mix between a cat and a pet rock. They do just sit there all day and they don't really love you back (sorry, cat owners. We're dog people.)
There are a few things you should take into account before deciding to purchase a citrus tree. Because we want you to be successful with your tree and grow lots of fruit, we have prepared a list of citrus tree care necessities so that you can make an informed decision about whether you can truly care for the little guy. If you have any questions about this list, be sure to reach out to us.
Before you purchase a citrus tree...
Do you live in a cold climate (or a climate with a cold winter season)?
If so, you will not be able to keep your citrus tree outside year-round. You will need a warm indoor location next to a sunny window to keep your tree. (If you're worried about cold temperatures such as from a drafty window, we recommend purchasing a heating mat to keep your tree warm.
How much sun do you get in a day?
Citrus trees need a minimum of 4-8 hours of good sun in order to stay healthy. This number fluctuates based on variety. If the tree does not get enough sun (or if you keep the tree indoors, away from windows), you will need to purchase a strong plant light to supplement the missing hours. The costs of these lights vary and they will be very bright; it would likely be uncomfortable to have it running during the day in a living area of your home. However, we do carry a great grow light for your citrus tree if you need one (click here to check it out!).
Do you know how to tell if a plant needs watered?
Citrus trees are very picky when it comes to watering. They are very prone to over-watering, so it is important that you know how to check the soil or time your waterings. Fortunately, this is a skill that can be learned; however, you should expect to do some reading in order to master this.
To help with this process, we sell a special soilless mix for citrus trees that prevents over-watering.
More information about watering is available on our FAQ page.
Did you know that some citrus trees are harder to care for than others?
That's right! Just like different types of pets, some citrus trees require more attention or specific care. The details about each variety can be found on the product pages.
If you are new to citrus trees, we recommend checking out our collection for new growers. Otherwise, reach out to us and we can provide some recommendations for starting out.
There is a lot more that goes into growing a citrus tree, but if you are able to satisfy the necessities above, you have the makings of a great parent. For plants. However, if you are just starting out, we still recommend starting with the trees in our new growers collection.
Remember, we also send a free citrus tree care guide with each tree purchase so that you have all the information you need. We also carry recommended soilless mix, and the heating mats, grow lights, and fertilizer we use ourselves.
For more detailed information about caring for a citrus tree, watch our educational seminar above, visit our Citrus Tree Care 101 page, or head over to our FAQs page. If you still have questions, reach out to us! We love to convert people to citrus tree growers.