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Questions tagged [avocado]

Large, green-skinned and pear-shaped drupe fruit grown on the tree of the same name

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How should I care for this avocado plant?

I've inherited this avocado-in-progress from a friend moving house and I'm wondering if it's still healthy and worth keeping, and if so how best to care for it? So far it has lived in a cup of water ...
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Why are my avocado plant leaves brown and brittle?

I have a small avocado plant that sprouted from seed this summer (June). It was thriving for a while and then it stopped growing and started getting brown leaves. The leaves start getting brown on the ...
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How to fix my indoor potted avocado plant?

MY plant history: Tree planted 2 years ago. Once I cut the tip, so that plant branched. Some time later I cut those two branches again. New stems appeared, but after some time, something happened to ...
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How to treat fungus on indoor avocado plant leaves

I have an indoor avocado plant which I just repotted but up until this point have really neglected. Despite this it seems to have grown happily over the last two years and hasn't required or received ...
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How to help an avocado plant recover from plant transplant shock?

I have an avocado plant which has sat and grown happily (well probably not) on a windowsill in my flat for ~ 2 years. I paid it no attention except to water it occasionally when I noticed it needed ...
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Should I water my indoor plant with warmer water during winter?

At the moment where I live the ambient temperature ranges from -5 to 5°C (23 to 41°F) and will get colder. I have an indoor plant and I noticed that after I water it, the pot and the soil remain ...
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avocado plant recently replanted into larger pot is drying up - is being watered

I transplanted my 6 year old avocado plant from a 12x12 inch pot into a 12x36 inch clay pot. I spread out the root ball and set the plant down about 12'' from the surface. My plant has dried up ...
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Why is my avocado tree dropping its leaves?

I live in S. Florida (zone 10B). We planted a grafted avocado this past May. All year it's been doing pretty well, and we got a few small fruits a few weeks ago. Shortly after harvest, it started to ...
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Is this avocado plant suffering from hard-water build-up?

recently I noticed that 2 of my avocado plants were developing brown and dry tips at the leaves. I am wondering if this is due to hard water buildup since I use tap water for my plants. I heard that ...
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Where to prune an indoor avocado tree?

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?
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Curly avocado leaves

Morning, everybody! I was hoping you could help me with my little avocado plant. Its' leaves started to curl up. I thought it was from overwatering, but now I only water it once a week and it still ...
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Why are the leaves on my young avocado tree drooping?

This young avocado tree was grown from an avocado seed and is about 6 months old. I live in Tucson, Arizona and keep it inside my house by a south facing window. There's no direct sunlight in this ...
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Why is my avocado plant dying with brown, decaying leaves?

A few years ago I grew an avacado plant from some seed and some time later leaves started turning brown and fell from the plant. I tried a lot, but landed on the thought that perhaps since it has ...
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Can I grow basil in my avocado plant pot

I have a small avocado tree in a pot, & basil I've rooted in water. Both are in a sunny window & seem to be thriving. Can I plant the basil on with the avocado?
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Repotting an avocado tree

I have a self started three year old avocado tree in a five gallon pot which is wind beaten. I am moving next year and want to plant it there. I think it needs nourishment and care. Can I take it out ...
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How to prune a 6ft avocado tree that has possibly never been pruned?

I received this as a gift and I don't think it's ever been pruned. I just learned today that for avocado trees to grow lateral branches, it needed to be pruned at 8 inches. Is it too late for this ...
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Should i trim my avocado plant through the winter?

I have several baby avocado plants that grew this summer. 2 of them i managed to get a first trim while it was still hot out, but at least 2 did not get a trimming. They are currently about 8-12 ...
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How to grow a grafted avocado in bad soil?

I live in St.Croix and want to plant into the ground a grafted avocado tree that is 2'ft (60 cm) high. I live close to the ocean. I see lots of mango trees in the neighborhood, but few if any ...
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Is it possible to know if a small avocado plant is going to be a fruitful tree?

I started growing an avocado pit, which grew very nicely until now. I was wondering if there's any way to know if it can become a fruitful tree - if so I'd like to plant it in my garden, but if it ...
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Moving/trimming 35 year old avocado tree grown from seed

I am moving cross-country (Minnesota to northern New York) and want to bring my double-stem, 35-year-old avocado tree with me but it's too big to fit in the car (9 feet tall and 6 feet wide). If I ...
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Is it ok to cut off the older leaves of an avocado plant?

I have an avocado plant which I grew from seed, and it already has a lot of leaves. The thing is, my pot isn't that big, so I was wondering whether it will be alright to cut off the older leaves in ...
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Is it normal for plant leaves to droop at night?

I have an avocado plant that I grew from a pit. I have noticed that in the evening the leaves begin to droop down, and then in the morning and day they come back up to where they normally are. Is ...
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How to care for bent avocado tree

I have an avocado tree I started from a pit. It has lived in upstate New York indoors and has grown tall and skinny. I recently moved to Atlanta, Georgia and so can have it outdoors more. The tree is ...
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Ants on the tip of my avocado plant. What should I do?

There are ants on the tip of my young avocado plant, and they've been there for a while now. I didn't know what to do. I thought they would go away after a while, but they don't. Is this a good thing ...
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Indoor avocado plant - What is wrong with the leaves?

I have this avocado tree which i have taken care of since i planted a stone, and it started growing. The plant is around two years old now and for a lot of the time i have had issues with the leaves "...
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Can avocado tree grow in pot?

I recently planted a regular avocado seed on a 4" pot and it's growing nicely, but I know it will continue growing and growing. Since it's a regular avocado bought at a supermarket, can can these ...
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Avocado leaves browning and dying

Anyone know what is going on with my avocado tree last year it was fine i grew it from a seed but this year the leaves have suddenly started browning and dying off and at first i thought i was over-...
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Help needed to repot my 42" avocado tree in my apt please!

Hello wonderful people with green thumbs! I've managed to grow an adorable avocado tree from a supermarket avocado pit. I don't know what I'm doing and I'm usually awful with plants so this was truly ...
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What can I do to stop my Avocado from losing leaves?

My Avocado plant's leaves are all turning brown from the tips and a good amount has fallen off. The browning has been progressing throughout the winter (and maybe also before that). I usually water it ...
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What to do with avocado seed at this point?

I have an avocado seed that's sprouting. What should I do now so that the seed continues growing at a healthy rate? It will eventually grow in a pot.
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Black spots along the veins of avocado leaves

Dear gardening enthusiasts, I'd like to ask for your advice. My 3-years old avocado, planted in a pot, has some problems, please see attached photo of one of its leaves' both sides. Since several ...
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What is/are the probable cause/s of Avocado leaf curl?

It is known that Avocado (Persea americana) is vulnerable to viral, fungal, and bacterial infections, as well as disease due to nutrient deficiencies. The specimen pictured below is growing within ...
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I cut my avocado roots too much

I have a 4year old avocado plant which is about 5 feet tall. Recently I cut the roots in attempt to thicken the stem, but I think I took way to much off and now it doesn't look too well. Stem is ...
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Avocado pruning

I have about two year old avocado that doesn't seem to be doing that well. It grows new leaves from time to time but the older leaves tend to turn brown at the same rate. It's an indoor avocado that ...
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Avocado trees diseases

Here are my avocado leaves from both sides. Can anyone please tell what kind of fungus or thing this is? It's causing all the leaves with those dark spots. This is a 30 feet tall "don't know how many ...
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How to bend a large avocado tree branch

I am needing to bend a branch of 100mm diameter (4 inches) permanently upwards on a avocado tree. Needs to be raised by about a meter at a distance of 1.5 meters away from the trunk. I've used ratchet ...
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Growing Avocado from Pit

I’m no gardener nor do I have a “green thumb”. I found this pit inside an avocado that I cut the same day that my 8yr old son brought home, what looked to be, a successfully germinated pinto bean from ...
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Why is my avocado plant drooping and looking weak?

I have an avocado plant I started from a pit, it’s around 1.5 years old. Around a month ago we put it in a bigger pot, because it stopped growing and we thought it needed more space. In these last ...
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Can I prune an indoor avocado tree all the way back to stem?

I have a 1.5 year old, 3.5-foot tall indoor avocado tree that I grew from the seed. I have been pruning it back occasionally and typically get 2-3 new stems from each cut-back. It has been getting ...
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Avocado Tree Has Damage on Trunk

Question is what should I do here? Should I try and patch this? Looks like it began as sun damage.
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Avocado leaf problem

The leaves on my 1 year old avocado plant are showing some weird almost dusty grey spots near the veins. The leaves stay like this for a while, then they start to curl inwards/down get really crispy ...
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Is my avocado plant looking healthy?

I'm sorry if this is another one of those useless-for-the-community post but I'm just curious, if anyone could tell me if my avocado plant is looking healthy or not. Perhaps if you're an expert and ...
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Bacon Avocado as Root Stock

Living in New Zealand, we have very limited choices of avocados. I've recently come across a new type - "Hayes" - which has been grafted on to Bacon rootstock. Does anyone know how water/...
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Avocado stem stops after 1- 2 cm

I have this avocado pit that I have been growing for 2-3 months. It had a big strong root, and then a strong stem came out. After about 1 cm it stopped and died. Then another, thinner, stem came out, ...
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Little light-green / yellow spots on my avocado plant leaf

So, basically I have this avocado plant that I grew from a seed a year ago. It is progressing really great. Planted in pot and staying indoors, located near direct afternoon sunlight. I had this ...
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Avocado help, 2 simple questions pls

Hi, this is my first tree and first ever successful plant. I have pinched the top 2 leaves already. Question 1 - the bottom 2 leaves (pic. top right) have dry patches. All the others are looking ...
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Avocado Pit Questions

I'm fairly new to gardening, planting, and whatnot. But I did get an avocado from my local farmers market. (It was organic.) But I took the pit out, I followed all the steps on basically all the ...
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How to plant avocado tree outside?

Avocado tree is approx. 24" with numerous leaves at the top. How should I plant it outside (big pot because they say Seattle soil isn't good)? Do I need to bring it in in the winter?
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Young avocado plant has brown spots spreading on leaves

I have been growing in my flat an Avocado plant sprouted from a seed in December. It developed well, up until about a month ago, but then brown dots started forming on the leaves, the oldest leaves ...
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Why is my avocado tree losing its leaves?

I live in Florida and have an outdoor avocado tree which is 20 ft tall. This winter it had plenty of leaves, but once it set fruit the leaves started to yellow and fall off. I have a sprinkler system ...