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Citrus trees not really growing anymore - what's next?

Jessica C
7 years ago

I got these juicer and blood oranges, pink grapefruits, and lemons from my grandmother's home early this year and decided to try and grow them all from seeds here in Miami. I got most of them to sprout and root in baggies and then moved them into "green house potted soil" plastic cup environments to grow further.

They've been in these mini green house cups for about 2-3 months now. Some of them are losing their green color and a couple of leaves have even dried up. They haven't really grown height much at all and I'm wondering what the problem is - my uncle told me that he had these trees fruiting profusely within three years from seed without inorganic fertilizers.

This is how they look right now. What am I doing wrong?

Orange baby trees photo link:

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