PLANTING ORANGE TREES IN POTS:
- When it comes to growing orange trees, the bigger the pot or container the better! While 5 gallon pots will still work, try to find an even bigger pot so that your tree can really grow!
- Make sure your pot or container has good drainage holes.
- Choose a good draining potting mix that may contain peat moss, perlite, vermiculite, and compost.
- Start by adding a layer of gravel or rock to the bottom of the pot, and then top off with a layer of soil.
- Place your orange tree on top of the soil, then fill the rest of the pot with soil, burying the tree’s roots.
- Tamp the soil down to remove any air pockets.
- Fertilize your orange tree using a vitamin B1 rooting tonic right after it’s been potted.
- After that, apply a slow-release fertilizer to the soil surface every year
- Choose a site that’s in full sun and away from strong winds.
- Allow the upper inch of the soil to dry before watering.
- Trim the tree to encourage more fruiting.