Self watering container for citrus

snookgetterJuly 11, 2014

I live in SW Florida, it's been low to mid 90's for awhile now and I'm watering my 2 tangerines (honey murcott,sunburst) twice a day. Their 4-5ft tall and I'm going to repot them soon, I plan on using the 5-1-1 mixture reccomended by Al on here.

My question is I've heard a lot said about the roots being too moist being a problem with citrus, will a self watering pot be a problem or should I just use a standard pot?

Thanks in advance,

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greenman28 NorCal 7b/8a

I would use a standard pot, but just make sure that it is large enough so that the volume will hold moisture more than a day. Twice a day watering seems excessive! Even in dry California, where humidity is 10 percent and temps are between 90F and 100F, I don't water my Citrus in small pots more than once every 2 - 3 days. I'm using 5-1-1 and modified Gritty Mix, as well, and love it.


    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 1:05PM
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I live in zone 10a, I water my garden (tomatoes, strawberries, carrots, cherry tomatoes) and my hibiscus twice daily when it's hot like this also. I however don't water till water comes out of the pot like I see others do.

Thanks for your reply

    Bookmark   July 11, 2014 at 7:18PM
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