kumquat leaf problem

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  1. tasgoddess

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    I overwintered this kumquat in the house . It was fine, and even gave me a dozen or so lovely little fruits. Then after the fruit ripened and was picked, it slowly started to deteriorate. The leaves began losing colour - not dropping though. I fertilised and transitioned it slowly outdoors when the weather warmed up, but it doesn't seem to be improving. I can't see any little critters on it, no spider mites.
    HELP !!!
    Stephanie in Virginia USA
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Citrus needs to to be fed with a fertilizer that includes micronutrients or trace elements. Are they present in your fertilizer? By the way the recommended NPK ratio for containerized citrus is 5-1-3.
     
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    Thanks - I believe I just used a generic fertiliser. I'll get a citrus one.
     
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