How to Grow a Citrus Tree From Cuttings


Citrus trees are a hearty hedge that can be grown from cuttings, grafting or a seed. Growing from cuttings ensures faster fruit production than growing from seeds. For the best results, obtain cuttings from a local tree.

Step 1

Select fresh cuttings that are at least 1/8 inch in diameter and have some pliable wood present.

Step 2

Store the cuttings in water until ready to use to ensure they do not dry out.

Step 3

Cut an angled tip onto one side of the cutting and dip the cutting into root hormone.

Step 4

Plant the cutting angled tip side down into a pot and keep it moist. Once the roots have outgrown the pot, transplant them to a desired location.

Things You'll Need

  • Fresh cuttings
  • Root hormone
  • Small pot
  • Potting soil
  • Sharp grafting knife
  • Root hormone


  • Propagating Cuttings

Who Can Help

  • Rooting Hormone
Keywords: cuttings, citrus tree, growing citrus tree

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Ann White is a freelance journalist with prior experience as a Corporate and Business Attorney and Family Law Mediator. She has written for multiple university newspapers and has published over 300 articles for publishers such as EHow and Garden Guides. White earned her Juris Doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature.