The plants that we have in our home decorate the environment and purify the oxygen that we breathe. Those plants that we decide to have inside and outside our home are selected by us for their colors, textures, aromas and in some cases also for consumption.
Lemon is an exceptional fruit, rich in vitamins and with powerful benefits, both for health and for our home. that’s why today We will show you how to germinate lemon seeds so that you can have this wonderful plant in your home and decorate the space and fill it with a rich aroma.
How to plant a lemon plant at home
For this first task you have several options: you can take the seeds that you discard from the next lemon you eat, and in this way turn your waste into a new possibility of life, or buy a package with lemon seeds.
Regardless of how you get your seeds, you’ll need to get a pot or bowl to grow it in and some soil to fill the container of your choice. Keep in mind that if you decide to use the seeds of a lemon that you have consumed, it is convenient that you leave them in water for a while to remove the small skin that covers them.
germinate the seeds
Once you have the seeds ready to plant, you have two possible ways: the first is to place them directly in the bowl or pot with soil and put them below about 3 cm deep from the surface. This method is easier since you won’t have to transplant when the seed has already germinated.
The second possible way you have is to place a thin layer of moistened cotton in a small cup, on top of the seeds and on top of these another thin layer of moistened cotton. If you choose this method you can have more controlled humidity and temperature. Once the seeds sprout, you must take them to the bowl or pot with soil.
How long does it take for a lemon plant to germinate?
Lemon plants are great for their healthy characteristics and they are also ideal for contributing to the cleanliness and aroma of the home or the space where you place it, but they will make you wait a bit.
The seed takes between 5 and 8 days to germinate, depending on the method you use. And then for the development of its growth it will vary depending on the living conditions you give it, the humidity of the soil, the temperature where you plant it, among other variables that we will detail soon.
Care to consider
The land where you keep your lemon tree must be permeable and aerated. The lemon plant is one of the most sensitive to cold, and for this reason you have to take care of low temperatures. Lemons feel more comfortable in Mediterranean climates, where temperatures usually range between 15 and 25 degrees. Humidity is another very important factor to take into account, since it needs a lot of water.