1: Cobalt Ceramic Garden Planter
Made from clay, which is then glazed, making it non-porous, this is a highly durable and long-lasting pot which could last a lifetime. However, this material doesn’t deal well with freezing temperatures, with pots being known to crack after too much exposure to the cold. They are better suited to warmer climates, or to indoor or patio use.
Note: these pots are also the heaviest and most expensive on this list. While they look excellent, perhaps consider another if you intend to move the tree regularly.
2: The humble Plastic Pot
Sometimes the best thing to do is to keep it simple, right? These are the cheapest pots out there, and really there is nothing wrong with using one for this purpose. If you’re concerned about the aesthetic, there are also examples out there that are made to look exactly like their ceramic counterparts – neat!
In terms of weight, these are also the lightest pots out there, but as a result, they are not as durable as the others listed.
3: The Bloem Terra Planter
In terms of aesthetics, nothing really looks better than a wooden pot, does it? They fit right in in any garden and are perfect for outdoor use year-round. Because the wood retains water, they’re also less likely to crack or dry out. If you’re looking for one that will truly survive the ages, go for one made of Cedar or Redwood, but do take note: you will need to drill hole in them for drainage if there aren’t any already in situ. The last thing you want is rot!
An important factor to note when using any of these indoors is to also make use of a saucer to collect any excess water from drainage. Streams of mucky water in your patio are definitely something to be avoided.
So that’s it for our tips on how to grow lemon trees in pots. Make sure to water them frequently, if you notice the leaves turning yellow, or the soil drying out. Make sure that your tree gets at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day, ideally giving them sun for half the day and shade for the other half. Most importantly, ground frost and freezing temperatures are incredibly harmful for your tree. If you’re anticipating this kind of weather, it’s best to bring them inside to avoid disaster. Thanks for reading, and good luck!
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