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Hello there i have no experience about trees or plants, this is my firts steps....
So i have olive tree, photinia and lemon tree, both of them is in very bad condition, i dont understand if the problem is underwatering or overwatering.....
So i need info and help !!!

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Hello there i have no experience about trees or plants, this is my firts steps....
So i have olive tree, photinia and lemon tree, both of them is in very bad condition, i dont understand if the problem is underwatering or overwatering.....
So i need info and help !!!

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How much do you water and how often do you water? Do the pots have holes in the bottom? How many hours of full sunshine do the trees get?
 

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How much do you water and how often do you water? Do the pots have holes in the bottom? How many hours of full sunshine do the trees get?
I use to water every 4-5 days but the last time much less because i thought id water them a lot so i wanted to dry.
The pots yes have holes and they are at very bright spot but for 2-3 hours direct sun light...
 
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I use to water every 4-5 days but the last time much less because i thought id water them a lot so i wanted to dry.
The pots yes have holes and they are at very bright spot but for 2-3 hours direct sun light...
Your main problem is NOT ENOUGH SUNLIGHT. They need at a minimum at least 6 hours of direct sunlight. When watering, water slowly, deeply and thoroughly, making sure that the roots are wet. In a container the size of yours about once per week. It is much better to have plants a little dry than too wet.
 

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Your main problem is NOT ENOUGH SUNLIGHT. They need at a minimum at least 6 hours of direct sunlight. When watering, water slowly, deeply and thoroughly, making sure that the roots are wet. In a container the size of yours about once per week. It is much better to have plants a little dry than too wet.
The spot i have them is really bright for 10-12 hours but only 2-3 direct as i said.
I thing that this in not the poblem and i say this because my upper floor neighbor have same threes and are very nice. I thing my problem is over or under water, but i dont know which of those two.
So what can i do now to save them ?
 
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The spot i have them is really bright for 10-12 hours but only 2-3 direct as i said.
I thing that this in not the poblem and i say this because my upper floor neighbor have same threes and are very nice. I thing my problem is over or under water, but i dont know which of those two.
So what can i do now to save them ?
Remove the plants from the pots. Look at the roots. If they are white and shriveled/brittle it is underwatering. If the roots are brown you have root rot from overwatering. If the roots are pliable and white they are OK. When you water, water as I stated earlier. But I am saying this again. They are not getting enough direct sunlight.
 
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Remove the plants from the pots. Look at the roots. If they are white and shriveled/brittle it is underwatering. If the roots are brown you have root rot from overwatering. If the roots are pliable and white they are OK. When you water, water as I stated earlier. But I am saying this again. They are not getting enough direct sunlight.

Thanks for the info, i will remove lemon tree for start next days for soil change so i will see the roots and i will photo the to see what's wrong...
 

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