How to Plant a Lemon in a Cup for Small Spaces

Last Updated: 17.10.2023
Sakshi Kasat
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Sakshi Kasat, an indoor gardener and content creator from Indore, India, transitioned from teaching to follow her gardening passion during the pandemic. She's an expert in indoor gardening, with over 150 articles published. Her favorite plant, the Peace Lily, reflects her mission to inspire others. In gardening and writing, she finds pure inspiration and contentment.

The citrusy fragrance of a lemon tree acts as a natural air freshener. Here’s all you need to know about How to Plant a Lemon in a Cup for small spaces!

How to Plant a Lemon in a Cup

If you don’t have a big gardening space inside your home, you can still enjoy the fresh and citrusy fragrance by growing a Lemon plant. Here’s all you need to know about How to Plant a Lemon in a Cup!

Things You Will Need

  1. Lemon Seeds (organic)
  2. Potting Soil (or DIY by mixing equal parts of peat moss, perlite, vermiculite)
  3. Ceramic Cup or Container
  4. Tweezer
  5. Paper Towel
  6. Sunny Window
  7. Water
  8. Compost or Organic Fertilizer

Growing Lemon Seeds in a Cup

1. Extract the seeds from a lemon and put it in the glass of water for about an hour to loosen up the extra pulp around them.

2. Let them dry for an hour on a paper towel and separate the extra pulp sticking on the surface of seeds with the help of a tweezer.

3. Put the seeds in the water overnight for better and faster germination.

4. The next day, fill half of the cup with potting soil, poke a hole, put the seeds inside, and cover with soil.

5. Now, mist the soil thoroughly with the help of a spray bottle.

6. You can wrap the pot with transparent plastic to help seeds to sprout faster. This is an optional step.

7. Keep the cup at any sunny windowsill. Water it only when the topsoil looks dry.

8. Once the seedlings grow a few inches, feed the plant with organic fertilizer or compost just half the strength as recommended on the label.

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