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One thing that you have to take in consideration while growing citrus plants is the temperature that you will have during the winter season. In fact, it is better to be sure the temperature will never go below zero C, because citrus plants fit in a range that goes from 7 to 28 degrees C. Lemons, for examples are more vulnerable than oranges. The soil should be of specific characteristics: light, extremely fertile, without any trace of water stagnation. Wind can cause serious problems to citrus plants; for this reason, it is always a good idea to protect your crops from wind and windy areas.
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Citrus need to be exposed to sunlight as much as possible. Trees and plants should be placed at a specific distance to prevent shadows to appear on plants, jeopardizing the growth of the plants. In areas where winters are particularly rigid, it is good to move your plants indoors if grown in vase, or to cover them from the cold, without depriving them from sunlight exposure.
Fertilization is fundamental for citrus plants. The fertilizer should be balanced and full with the right amount of nutrients and elements, such as minerals. The best moment to fertilize is the one corresponding to the moment when the plants get back to be productive, which means at the passage from winter to spring. Every 10 days you should fertilize the soil without burning the awakening citrus trees. You can fertilize every once in a while in winter too.
Citrus can be attack by a huge variety of enemies. You should pay attention to the right care you provide to the plants, because it is because of a plant weakness that parasites can take advantage of it and take time to attack it. If leaves start to turn yellow or they change color unexpectedly, then your plant has been attacked and it needs to be taken care of, with anti-parasite solutions. Always prevent this by keeping your plants healthy and full with micro-elements.