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    Hi All,

    I have a small calamondin I got from Lidl last year, I brought it inside early October and itís been relatively happy until now in my utility room with a south facing window, with me watering it once a month with a mixture of water and winter citrus food.

    I noticed a couple of leaves falling off earlier this week and Iíve just gone in there this morning to most of the leaves have come off.

    Is this normal / if not, is there anyway to save it?

    I have a grow light arriving tomorrow for my chilli seedlings if this would help?
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    Is it too dry in that room? Not humid enough? Maybe mist the leaves (not the ones that have fallen off!)
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    I've had a few of these - never managed to keep them longer than 3 years and its always been due to leaf drop.
    They dont like the temperature going up or down.....so no radiators turning on or off?
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    Doesn't sound much water for a S facing window, I suspect it's drought stress. Keep it moist and you have a very good chance it will leaf out again.
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    If the room is more than 10c then it's not cold, so it's likely drought.
    That said, you shouldn't keep the compost moist. In winter, that's a sure way to rot the roots. Rather, let it dry out between waterings but then water it again as soon as it is dry. Never let it remain dry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ameno View Post
    If the room is more than 10c then it's not cold, so it's likely drought
    Unless that room has a radiator and the heating goes off at night the fluctuating temps can cause an issue.
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    Thanks for the replies all.

    The room comes off the kitchen so the fluctuations may be the thing, and maybe it is drought.

    We had our first child about a month ago and the missus has been on overdrive with the heating on in the house.

    I misted it this afternoon it now has one leaf, so not holding out hope it will survive unfortunately.

    Oh well, thanks for your help everyone
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    I have had a few over the years as well.
    No matter what I tried I always lost thrm.
    Either leaf drop or infestation.
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