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Old March 11th, 2007, 10:04 AM
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Help! My orange tree's leaves are curling.

The leaves on my ornamental orange tree are starting to curl, and the leaves don't look as vibrant as they had. A few look to be yellowing. The tree is still loaded with fruit (about 40 little oranges). Am I over or under watering, or should I be removing some of the fruit?
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Old March 11th, 2007, 10:33 AM
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Re: Help! My orange tree's leaves are curling.

Mine was starting to look like that, then I used some fertilizer spray for the leaves and it's getting back to normal now.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 11:45 AM
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Re: Help! My orange tree's leaves are curling.

The leaves on my calamondin curl somewhat when it's thirsty. Have a look at this recent thread with regards to watering.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 11:58 AM
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Re: Help! My orange tree's leaves are curling.

Thanks for the input! I gave it a good drink so hopefully that's the ticket! Any recommendations on fertilizer strength and schedule?
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Old March 11th, 2007, 12:14 PM
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Re: Help! My orange tree's leaves are curling.

I use a water soluble 30-10-10 with trace elements on a monthly schedule during the active growing season.
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Old March 11th, 2007, 12:51 PM
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Re: Help! My orange tree's leaves are curling.

Thanks Junglekeeper, I'll try that too! I'm slightly confused as to watering schedule for this tree, as I usually decrease the amount that I water during the winter, but was reluctant to while the fruit was filling. Maybe it hasn't been getting enough. I have been fertilizing with a 1/4 strength 8-7-6 with 0.1% chelated iron but I'll switch to 30-10-10.
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