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

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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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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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Pruning an Avocado Plant/Tree

I live in western Arkansas / eastern Oklahoma. There are generally mild winters with snow and hot, humid summers where the temperature is often over 90 °F For the past year I have been growing an ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How should I prune a large indoor avocado plant?

I have an avocado plant indoors that is seven feet tall, and that has never been pruned. The top two feet which have most of the growth are now bending over. The ceiling is at nine feet, and the plant ...
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Avocado stem bit off by raccoon

I have 2 avocado plants - grown from pits, indoors and just a year old. With the weather getting better, I moved them outside in their containers. It has been a week and they are outside day and night ...
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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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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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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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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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How to Get Indoor Avocado Tree to Branch Out

I have three indoor avocado trees that I have grown from seed (pictured). I have cut two off after they got fairly high and both have started a new branch (the one on the right has barely started its ...
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Do I need to thin sprouts from an avocado pit?

I'm growing avocado from a pit. I've always had only one sprout growing out of a pit but this one has 3 sprouts. I'm wondering if I can leave it as it is or have to thin it.
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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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When should I repot my avocados?

I stuck a bunch of avocado seeds into some mud, and surprise, they sprouted and seem to be doing quite well! I think I need to move them to separate pots, however. Is there a general rule for doing ...
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Is it too late to plant my avocado plant in soil?

I have had my avocado plant in water for 6 months now on my window sill and it has grown to be about 30cm. However the bottom leaves are hanging and have slight brown spots, the second set of leaves ...
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Avocado… help my girl go down the right path!

Overall... I'm pretty happy with how she's doing, but I do have some questions! Here are some pictures of our avocado tree - she was started from a seed from a very mature tree. Questions: I'm ...
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Why is my avocado tree dying and how can I reverse it?

I live in the San Francisco Bay area of California. My avocado tree is about 50 years old. It has produced for about 35 years, some years better than others. In our area we are experiencing our fourth ...
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Avocado leaves have various type of browning and dying young leaves

I have two avocado trees each about a year old, planted first time around spring of 2019 in a pot in UK. They really grew well until this winter when the leaf tips started browning. I use filtered ...
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Help! My avocado plants are drying out after transplanting

I grew 4 avocado trees from seed about a month ago, and they were growing really well and were healthy back then. However, I decided to transplant them after seeing how crowded the pot was and moved ...
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indoor plant prunning

I have 2 avocado plants. i pruned them both and the new growth is growing sideways. I stake one to get it to straight and that plant now has trouble supporting its own weight. I would like to prune ...
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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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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 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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Have I killed my avocado plant?

I have just planted my avocado seed in soil, and it had grown about 30 cm tall. I read online that you were supposed to cut it back when it was still around 20 cm so two weeks ago I did what everyone ...
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California Avocado Tree HELP

My sapling tree was a gift from a family member who grows them for sale. He prepared it for me, told me how to plant, water and care for it in my yard. I did exactly as he said. My tree was doing ...
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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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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 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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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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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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Why is this avocado leaf curling and turning grey?

I have 3 avocado plants in a small pot. They are about 2 months old. One leaf shows a grey discoloration with curling around the tip. What is causing this and how do I stop it from progressing?
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Why does my recently transplanted avocado still have droopy, discolored leaves?

This avacado tree is about a week old, and now she's looking a little worse than she did here. :( Thoughts?
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Indoor Avocado plant dying in winter

I grew my avocado plant from seed this spring. It’s been doing amazing, water it every 5 days or so and sits directly in the sun. I live in Canada and now our winter is hitting my avocado pretty hard. ...
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Unsure about cause of browning avocado leaves

My avocado leaves are all looking like this and dying (3 years old plant). I gave it some fertilizers a while ago, like 2-3 months. I am sure I am not watering too much, been doing rarely since the ...
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How to transplant avocados rooted in water to soil?

I have 7 avocado plants that I started in jars of water with toothpicks. They're now all between 9 inches and 2 feet. As they've outgrown their jars, I'm looking to transfer them to soil now. I know I ...
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Can I prune an avocado plant that is almost 50 inches tall?

I should state from the start that I have no experience in gardening. A little more than a year ago I've decided to plant an avocado seed and it grew really tall (almost 50 inches). Now I want to ...
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Repotting an avocado plant

The stem has about 8 inches without leaves. When I repot can I have this bare stem in the soil or would the stem rot.
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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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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 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 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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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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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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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.