I want to prune my indoor avocado tree to increase branching, and make it more bushy, not just one wobbly stem. Where should I cut it? enter image description here

  • Wow, not a single brown tip on the leaves, well done!
    – Mihkel
    Commented Oct 23, 2018 at 11:49

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Wow, amazing how healthy your plants looks. The container seems to be a bit small already for the size of your plant.

A few tips about pruning.

First, prune at the right time. This is usually early spring, just before growth season starts.

Second, try to figure out what the desired height of your plant is going to be. Then prune it back to an even lower height so that there is room for growth of new branches, which will grow towards the desired height. Also keep in mind to put it in a large(r) enough container, which can support the eventual height.

Last point, a general rule of thumb with pruning is to never prune off more than 1/3 of the plant. Some plants may not survive more.

  • ^^^ Somewhere above a shoot. Grab a leaf and around 1/16 inch above it cut the main stem at a 45.
    – Rob
    Commented Oct 23, 2018 at 19:40

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