Australian Lemon Leaf Winter Proofing

Australian lemon leaf does not tolerate cold. Only when the temperature is right, it can go outdoors. The owner should know about this to keep it alive for a long time. After all, each specimen has the potential to delight us with its fragrance for several years.


Pay attention to temperature
The Australian lemon leaf is not hardy. Therefore, it should not get frost. If it comes outside in the summer, from the fall you need to keep an eye on the temperature. 5 °C is its limit of tolerability.

In the short term, the Australian lemon leaf may stand cooler, as long as it is frost-free. But a longer period below this value is unfavorable. Then it should move to winter quarters.

Suitable winter quarters
The optimal winter quarters for this Australian plant has to offer the following conditions:

  • temperature between 15 and 18 °C
  • a bright place
  • if possible a south window
  • Necessary care
  • The Australian lemon leaf can be cut back before wintering. However, this is not a must. In the winter quarters it should be watered occasionally. More care is not necessary.

You can use the cuttings for propagation. Simply stick the cut shoots into moist soil. In this they usually take root well.

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