My citrus tree struggles


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hello,
I hope Incan find help here. I bought a citruss tree a few weeks ago which standa on my balcony. I live in Hong Kong, we still have realtively high temperaturs these days of around 15 degress. It didnt take long for my citruss tree to lose its leaves. I was advised by the shop where I bought the tree to only water the tree once a week. the same shop changed there advise to water the tree multiple times a day after I showed them the latest pictures of the tree. So I keep watering the tree like twice a day for a week now but I don't see any change for the better. new leaves would curl themselves and fall of very easily.

Does anybody have a good plan for the recovery of my tree? I share some photos attached to this post. thanks for any ideas!
 

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Greetings, welcome to the Forums.

Before we discuss watering, two points.

Firstly, make sure the plant is potted in a fast-draining soil mix.

Secondly, how does that pot drain? Does it have drainage holes? Your Citrus will nead to be in a pot with drainage holes. You may want to use a saucer to keep water from draining onto your neighbors below, but make sure that you don't let water puddle in the saucer. Either water the plant at the sink or drain the saucer. You can prop the pot up inside the saucer so that it does not sit in the puddle.

Now for watering. Do not water on a strict schedule. Water the plant when it needs more water. Try this. Water the plant and then wait until the first inch of soil is dry before watering again. Everything I said about good drainage still applies.

To be honest, the tree pictured is near death. You may need to replace it, and practice this advice with a new tree.
 

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