Lemon tree help

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    NoClue101

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    I inherited some lemon trees from my mil, two are doing fine, but one is dying and I’m not sure why. They are all in the same area, a south facing solarium with and have always done well. The leaves are dry and curling, but the the soil is wet.
     
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    Has the sick one been repotted recently?
     
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    No, same pot, same spot in the room. Nothing has changed. I think we may have over watered it when we first took over, as the leaves went yellow at first, but now the tree is drying out as are the two lemons on it but the dirt is as moist as can be. I’m nervous to water it because it doesn’t seem to dry out, and it can be watered from the bottom.
     
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    The roots have probably filled in the drainage holes. I would repot into a larger container with a fresh growing medium.
     
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    Chuck was going in the same direction as me. :) I was thinking either root bound or if recently repotted, there may be air voids around the roots.
     
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    Silly question, but as my name implies I seriously have no idea what I’m doing, do I need any special growing medium?
     
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    Before all my citrus froze to death I used a top quality potting mix and top quality compost mixed together @ 2/3 potting soil and 1/3 compost and it worked extremely well. Citrus doesn't mind being a little root bound but it will reach a point where repotting is mandatory. Also, citrus doesn't like to be over fed. It does need a good organic fertilizer about twice a year though.
    Purchase the most expensive potting mix and compost you can afford as price usually affects quality.
     
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