How to plant lemon in a pot – perfume and decorate your home

Sometimes our house takes on an unpleasant smell, or it just doesn’t smell at all! It is a reality, which could have a simple solution: Plant lemon in a cup. Yes, you don’t need to put a flavoring in every corner, you just need a touch of nature.


Why lemon?

For starters, it is an excellent fruit. According to the Spanish Nutrition Foundation, this citrus fruit is rich in B vitamins (B1, B2, B3 and B6), as well as vitamin C and P.

lemon tree sprout in pot
Young lemon tree with succulent green leaves in a flower pot on a white background. Frontal shot

But in addition, it is an excellent disinfectant, eliminates bacteria and fungi, and a flavoring so effective that it can destroy any odor, including that of humidity and fish.

How to plant lemon in a cup?

lily of the valley in a flower pot. selective focus, spring concept
Lily of the valley in a flower pot. Close-up, selective focus, spring concept
  • Remove the seeds of about 10 to 5 lemons. Make sure they are complete, neither divided nor cut and place them in a glass with clean water to hydrate them.
  • Observe which seeds sink and which ones float. The ones that go to the bottom of the cup are the ones that serve.
  • Drain the seeds and remove excess water with a paper napkin.
  • Remove the water from the bowl and place black soil, it must be damp, although not excessively.
  • Arrange the seeds in a circular shape, covering most of the soil or mouth of the cup.
  • Cover with a small layer of etch.
  • Between 9 to 15 days you will have the first plants peeking out. At this time, water with a spray bottle every morning and if possible at night.
  • When the seedlings get in the way of each other, molt individually. You can sow them in a pot. Its growth is slow, it will take between 6 to 7 months and its maximum to be measured will be one and a half meters. Perfect for the house!

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