Mar 07, 2017 10:54 pm
I'm having some problems with my dwarf lime tree. It's has been going gangbusters of recent, but just recently I've noticed some of the leaves curling up. I've had citrus leaf miner before, and use white oil on the leaves, and this seems to have fixed that problem, but I'm not sure what the cause of the new problem is. You can see from the photos, some leaves are dropping too.
Thanks in advance.
Re: Dwarf Lime Tree Leaf Curl4
Mar 09, 2017 2:17 am
This is also indicative of high salt content in the soil.
This can happen by using "Citrus" fertilisers or popular "Liquid fertilisers".
Cheap potting mixes can sometimes be associated with this.
Make sure it was an Australian standards mix
Re: Dwarf Lime Tree Leaf Curl5
Mar 09, 2017 2:21 am
Oh, never use white oil. Always use a plant based oil instead such as Eco Oil.
Petroleum oils can damage the leaf health with prolonged use and run the risk of burning in the heat.
Plant based oils won't be a concern.
Or make your own.
1 cup Olive oil, (or similar)
1 cup of Dishwashing liquid
Store as a concentrate
Dilute 100ml per 1 ltr of water.
(sometimes I'll add a dash of Euc Oil, Tea Tree or Clove)
Citrus leaf minor will need many repeat sprays under normal circumstances.
Re: Dwarf Lime Tree Leaf Curl6
Mar 09, 2017 2:22 am
Try source Rock Dust or Rock Minerals for your tree.
Re: Dwarf Lime Tree Leaf Curl7
Mar 26, 2017 9:23 pm
Curling leaves means not enough REGULAR water. Your in a pot so this means it will dry out far easier than a plant in the ground. Use rock dust add some compost and then mulch. The compost and mulch will help with the watering. Citrus have shallow roots so don't dig compost in.
Also watch for light yellow leaves with green veins as this means you need to give trace minerals. The plants tell u what they need if u know the signs.
Re: Dwarf Lime Tree Leaf Curl8
Mar 28, 2017 12:18 am
you will see curling leaves on citrus in commercial wholesale nurseries. Water is regular. It's normally the fertilisers used to grow them doing it. Also, over watering will present differently.
Re: Dwarf Lime Tree Leaf Curl9
Aug 18, 2017 11:17 am
Ill second the advice on white oil, It burned my plants despite following directions.
I balcony gardened for a long time, And that leaf curl always occurred after heavy winds, I'd say they'd been thrashed by the wind a bit.
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