Calamondin tree leaves turning yellow/brown

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  1. Joker0116

    Joker0116 New Member

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    my wife I just bought this calamondin tree on 2-5-21, then the next day some leaves are now turning yellow/brown?not really sure what is happening, or how to fix this.I reside in BC if that helps.

    my plan is to keep it indoors, and during summer take it outside for some sun.

    any info will be greatly appreciated.

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  2. Will B

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    could it have been frozen during transport?
     
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    so basically the leaves won't recover? should I remove the yellow leaves then?
     
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    Please, don't starve your tree! Citruses do need some light! Don't keep your plant in that dark place or at least provide a grow light!
     
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    No! Let the tree manages its leaves by itself. If they drop, then remove dropped leaves.
     
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    So basically when I paid at the time, walked out the store while the temp was around -40.

    Yea some leaves are now starting to drop. Freaking sucks! What do you recommend I should do at the moment?
     
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    Oooh yah, that would do it quickly. The damaged leaves are unlikely to recover. You can pick the leaves off if you like, but citrus are generally good at dropping bad leaves by themselves, so letting the tree drop the leaves is fine. Be on the lookout for fungus though. If you see fuzz developing on any dead tissue do remove that as it can spread to healthy tissue.

    Hopefully the branches did not freeze as well. If you see branches starting to die then those should be pruned off.

    If you put the plant in a good location and treat it well it should recover with new leaves in a few weeks. If you want to learn what a good location is and other aspects of growing citrus I put together some pages on the topic here: Growing Citrus on Vancouver Island | Aprici
     
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    If there was -40 outside when you bought the tree, then any sensible seller would had to warn you about risk of frost bite, and provided several layers of paper packing to safeguard your trip to your car and later from car to house.
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Depending on the extent of leaf loss you may want to remove some or even all of the fruit in order to redirect the tree's energy towards recovery. Also keep in mind the tree will require less moisture with the loss of leaves and so water accordingly.
     
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    Margot Generous Contributor 10 Years

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    You should consider also talking to the owner/manager of the store where you bought the tree. I'll bet it wasn't a proper garden centre. Trained employees should know better than to let you take an unprotected plant from a warm environment out into such cruel temperatures. If the tree dies, you ought to be reimbursed for the cost of it.
     
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    I'll be stopping by there later today in the morning, been watching my plants leaves just dropping one by one every freaking minute or so.
     

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    looks like over watering/environmental changes.
     
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    All leaves have fallen remove all the fruits, hopefully new leaves will grow back?
     
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    If the roots looks okay, it should recover. Indoor plants only need watering once or twice a month depending on if a heater is running and blowing on it.
     
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    Got my replacement calamondin tree today.
     

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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Will you continue to try to revive the other one?
     
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    Looks healthy. Don't over water!
     
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    definitely try to revive the other one if you still have it. A citrus can easily lose all its leaves and recover well with a bit of care. Congrats on finding a nice place that replaced your tree! Sounds like a happy ending :-)
     
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    Yee, I will try too, I hope it does. Surprised they let me keep it. Also the employee who sold it to me, from what the owner told me is that they were new. So yea. Haha
     
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    How often should I water?
     
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    Yea was happy to find another one. I will try to revive other tree, I'll try to post and update here, might need to put a reminder on my phone, haha
     
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    Have a look at the following thread for some suggestions on reviving the first tree going forward; you may find some useful information there.

    Calamondin help needed
     
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    Indoors? No more than twice a month. But check the soil. If still moist. No need to water.
     
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    When all leaves are dropped, the watering must be very modest. There is no rule of thumb, because a lot is depending on temperature, air moisture level, air flow (vicinity to heating or windows), substrate, container size etc. I wouldn't water more than once a month. Actually I water my citruses in winter less than once a month, despite they have all leaves on, and my containers are a lot smaller. But they are in a cool and high humidity room.
     
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    Would like you advice on when can I repot my new tree into a bigger pot, what soil you recommend I use. Also can ni repot my first tree or leave it as is for now till there is new growth?

    Also I hvent watered my replacement plant yet.soil does look little moist still.
     

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