Firsty I'm new to the site so hope I'm posting in the correct place!

I grew my avocado tree/bush from scratch as an experiment with my nephew and a few months ago I cut it in half (see last picture below) on advice that it would branch out into a bush. Since then, 3 sturdy branches have appeared at the top (chuffed). However I'm not sure what to do now.

  1. Should I chop back the new branches, and if so where?
  2. Would it be beneficial to chop off the original drooping leaves at the bottom.
  3. Should I repot? - I only repotted it a few months ago but I've just noticed a stem sticking out of the bottom!

Thanks so much in advance for any and all tips!



closely supervised by grandad




  • I came here to ask pretty much the same question! You've given me confidence to chop mine a bit, although I have a much longer stem before any leaves appear. I wish mine looked like yours! – Avrohom Yisroel Jun 13 at 22:35
  • Sorry only just seen this Avrohom, yes it was pretty terrifying to cut it in half but worked out really well. I think this is best done in spring though? Mine has gone a bit downhill recently, had some issues with mites. – SamWise Jun 26 at 11:04
  • Mine's still looking fine, but I'm not sure if it's too late to cu it down this year. What do you think? – Avrohom Yisroel Jun 26 at 15:53

The pot looks too small for the plant. The yellowich leaves indicates a lack of nutrients I would say. If I were you I would replant in a bigger pot and use a rich soil.

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