How to plant a lemon in a cup and make your home smell good

Shirley Marie Bradby

October 09, 2019

How to plant a lemon in a cup and make your home smell good

Never underestimate the fact of living in a welcoming and relaxing environment.

In fact, your home is the place you come back to after long days at work and deserves to be embellished and taken into consideration, precisely because of its influence on your physical and mental health.

Eliminating and preventing unpleasant odors in the home, for example, is a way to keep the space you live in clean that, as a result, will be even more relaxing and, therefore, an additional source of well-being.

Planting a lemon tree, starting with a cup and simple seeds, could be a good idea to obtain a fragrant and attractive plant to place strategically in your home.

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The benefits of having a lemon plant at home are many and but most important is its pleasant fragrance, which can help you feel calmer and more relaxed.

The scent of lemons also helps improve concentration and the quality of sleep. Considering the numerous beneficial effects, it might be a good idea to try cultivating a lemon plant at home.

Let's see how. The "ingredients" you will need are the seeds from a lemon of biological origin, some soil, a small vase or a ceramic cup, small pebbles, tweezers, water, and paper towels.

First, you can start by soaking the lemon seeds in a little water for about an hour. In this way, you will facilitate the removal of any pulp residues on the seeds.

Then dry the seeds in paper towels and use tweezers to remove any additional pieces of fruit pulp that may have remained attached to the seeds.

At this point, you can put the lemon seeds into a small jar or glass of water; leave them like this for at least two days, until they begin to sprout.


After two days, you are ready to fill the ceramic cup or small vase with soil. Now, take the sprouted seeds directly from the jar or glass of water and insert them gently into the soil.

If you want to make the vase or cup more like a decorative object, you can sprinkle some small pebbles over the soil.

Now place your cup in a sunny place and water it whenever you see that it needs watering. In the summer, the watering will obviously be more frequent than in the winter.

Wait patiently for the plant to sprout and for it to flower ... and you're done! Now you know how to grow your own small lemon tree at home, with just a few simple steps.