An Orchard in Your Home: Growing Fruit Trees Indoors
Begin 2012 with a splash by adding freshness, color and fragrance to your home with fruit trees. Many full-size fruit tree varieties cannot thrive in containers but dwarf fruit trees can do very well and provide fruit for years. A dwarf tree is made by grafting the stem of the desired tree variety to the roots of another tree so that the tissues can fuse together. Dwarf tree varieties can be found at many local nurseries and in catalogues.
Citrus varieties, such as lemons and limes, do well indoors because they become sweet without much sunlight. They can produce tons of beautiful blossoms which become luscious, sweet fruits. Try Meyer Lemons and Dwarf Kaffa Lime trees.
Start with a light, airy soil, for citrus trees and a large put with good drainage. Fill the pot with soil up to the stem line but make sure there is plenty of room for a thorough watering and fertilizer. Citrus trees like a healthy dose of fertilizer about once a month. Try using Grow Big 521 for a toxin-free fertilizer.
Your citrus plants will also enjoy an environment that mimics their natural tropical environment. They love full sun and humidity. Place your trees in the sunniest room in the house and go the extra mile with a humidifier for the room. Your plants will love you for it and you will love the gifts you receive in return!