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

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Avocado seeds/stems, do I place in pot with soil, should I put them in a window?

I do not have a green thumb and have had zero success growing an avocado tree from a seed. That being said, while at work I placed some avocado seeds in water and they started to grow. The one on ...
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White mold on pot of avocado tree

Soon after I moved my avocado tree to a terracotta pot (from IKEA), something like white mold appeared on the outside of the pot and it hasn't gone away for months. Does anyone know what might be ...
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Avocado from seed - to prune or not to prune?

I trid to get an avocado tree started from a seed a couple of years ago. The advice from this website was to wait until it was around 6-7 inches tall, then cut it down to about three inches to ...
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What is wrong with my avocado plant?

I have been growing this avocado plant from pip - it is now nearly 4 years old and about 5ft high. I water it regularly but never so it sits in water and prune the ends to stop it growing larger. ...
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Why are my avocado leaves burning at the end?

I have about 5 avocado plants grown from seed stage in containers. 2 are close to 2.5 years old and 3 are about a year or 1.5 years old. The 2 oldest ones are not doing so well but the youngest ones ...
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Avocado pruning and repotting advice

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 ...
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Avocado plant growing too tall, can I prune it without any leave growth

Can I cut this avocado plant back? Almost 2 feet long and first of leaves just starting to grow.
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Avocado tree looking poorly

I have sprouted and grown an avocado tree (for fun, not profit) from a seed I kept about three years ago. The tree. Has just started growing well again after winter, so its alive. However, it just ...
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How to help this avocado tree?

The tree lost a lot of it leaves over the last year and the upper parts seem to be dead wood by now. However it has sprouted a lot of new branches in the bottom portion as visible on the picture. The ...
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How to prove an avocado grown from a seed is not a Hass?

I understand that In order for a Hass avocado to be so called, it needs to be grown from a cutting - specifically growing it from a seed will not result in a Hass avocado. Avocados grown from seed ...
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Newbie with yellow/falling avocado tree leaves

First time newbie here: I've received an avocado tree as a gift no so long ago (April 3rd) since I always wanted to have one (although planting it myself from scratch hehe). However, my plant has ...
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Need advice for pruning indoor Avocado saplings

I have four Avocado "trees", which are now aproximately 1 - 1,5 years old. I did not prune them until now, because I did not know any better. I have read, that saplings should be reduced by half in ...
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six foot avocado tree (indoor)

I have been given an avocado tree that is six feet tall. It looks more like a big bushy vine, and was never staked. Need to trim it and need to know how far back I can cut it safely.
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Avocado tree - multiple indications, not sure what is the issue

We have an avocado which used to produce fruits but last year it didn't produce any. I tried to compare the leaf condition with other cases but there are similarities to different cases, leaves have ...
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Spotted and yellow avocado leaves

Grown this avocado from seed, indoors, for three years. Recently, the leaves have been displaying a weird speckled pattern, then turning dramatically yellow very quickly and falling off. No evidence ...
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Avocado leaf veins problem

I have 1-year old indoor avocado tree. Recetly, I noticed gray / brown spots around its veins. What is the problem and how to fix it? Avocado was firstly pruned 4 days ago. I am not sure if the ...
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Avocado plant with brown spots on the leaves

My avocado has developed brown spots on the leaves trying to figure out what it is
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How to care for my potted avocado plant

I’ve been caring for 2 avocado plants grown from a seed for the past 2 years. They’ve survived transplanting and my flatmates not caring for them when I went on holiday. The biggest one has a lot of ...
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avocado plant from water to soil

I have just potted a home grown avocado plant from water to soil and day 2 of repotting and the leaves are drooping. Should I move back into water or just wait and hope for the best?
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What to do for the young avocado plant with brown spots on its leaves?

I've read the answers to two similar questions but as the answers were opposing, i couldn't be sure what action to take. Here is what I have: Here (Figure 1) is my Avocado plant, which i had potted ...
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Is my avocado ok?

I have been following online instructions for growing an avocado tree from seed, but I'm starting to worry about the lack of shoot growth The first tap root formed quite happily and has grown down to ...
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Young avocados drying out despite water?

I recently purchased 2 Fuerte - 1 possibly Hass- avocados. For 2 weeks they lived on the porch receiving late afternoon sun. I watered them with rain water. They seemed happy. Then I moved them to a ...
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My avocado plant seems to be dying - what to do?

So I just came home for christmas and the avocado plant I left under my mum's care is not looking good. Old leaves and some of the new are drying and falling off easily. I know she's been watering the ...
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Avocado tree - brown leaves black underside

We planted an avocado tree and within a week or so the leaves started browning and there were black dots on the underside. I'm wondering if the tree is experiencing transplant shock, but I feel like ...
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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 ...