Easy Steps to Propagate Lemon Trees from Cuttings: Growing a Potful of Citrus Sunshine

Growing your own lemon tree in a pot from cuttings is a rewarding and cost-effective way to enjoy the tangy freshness of homegrown lemons. Not only does it save you the trouble of buying seeds or young saplings, but it also allows you to control the quality and variety of lemons you produce. In this step-by-step guide, we will show you how to propagate a lemon tree from cuttings, taking them from a healthy lemon tree and encouraging them to develop roots in water before transplanting them into pots. With a little patience and care, you can have your own thriving lemon tree in no time.

Materials You’ll Need:

Pruning shears
Healthy lemon tree (source of cuttings)
Glass or jar
Clean, distilled water
Rooting hormone (optional)
Pots with drainage holes
Potting soil mix (specifically formulated for citrus trees)
Plastic bags or plastic wrap
Rubber bands or plant ties
A sunny location or grow lights