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How to Get Indoor Avocado Tree to Branch Out

There are a lot of questions about avocado from people with the same issue. Avocado's have strong apical dominance. This plant wants to be a very tall tree. The other factor is that when grown ...
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Do I need to thin sprouts from an avocado pit?

You can leave it the way it is. Most likely 2 of the shoots will die off as Avocados have strong apical dominance. If this doesnt happen, having multiple shoots won't hurt the tree. (Multiple ...
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Avocado leaves turn to brown at the middle

Bulrush is correct. Very few plants need to be watered every day. A better technique is to let the top inch of soil dry out and then water thoroughly until water comes out the bottom of the pot. ...
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Is it possible to know if a small avocado plant is going to be a fruitful tree?

Most avocado plants are hybrids and seeds will not necessarily come true from seed. Fruit could be better, worse or the same. Also, avocados are large trees. Your chances of getting a crop from a ...
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Two stems coming from my hass avocado graft. A bit concerning

It's very likely that the vigorous growth from the graft point is really from the rootstock (a sucker) and should be removed. It's normal for rootstock suckers to be more vigorous than grafted tops (...
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Avocado Transplanting and tap root

(Posting because no one else did, and a partial answer is probably better then no answer) Avocados do have tap roots, but they do not go down very deep at all, so much so I'd hardly even call them ...
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Avocado lost all but one leaf

It sounds like your plants likely got too much sun, especially if this was their first day outside for the year. When taking indoor plants (or plants that winter indoors) outside as it starts to warm ...
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Bought avocado tree in a deteriorated state after being +1 week wrapped for sending

It might recover...place in diffuse light, water when it dries out and hope for the best. As it comes back move to higher light. What you will see is that some of the leaves will not come back and ...
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Will pruning back a leggy Avocado to below the leaves kill the tree?

I'm not an expert with Avocados yet, but when my goats did something similar to one of my avocados about 6 months ago, new leaves did arrive on the scene, but the avo has still not grown back - it was ...
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Avocados from seed - inside house or polytunnel during germination?

Avocados are a subtropical species that like high humidity and a climate without even mild frost. They prefer deep, well drained soil that has a pH around 6.2 (slightly acidic). Since they don't like ...
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Is this avocado fruit?

Here's the link to the grower of your avocado Waimea Nursery- Reed is the variety - there are 500 varieties. Are you in the South Island or North? Most production is Bay of Plenty, but with shelter, ...
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Is my avocado plant looking healthy?

Your avocado looks fairly healthy...good soil, color is a bit on the light green side and curling down could be due to time of day or temperature. The big question is fertilizer. Have you used a ...
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Why is my avocado plant drooping and looking weak?

Drooping is a sign of 'wet feet', hence overwatering (see comment of @Evil Elf). If you water the plant too often, the soil can get too wet (even if the top layer seems fine). Try to feel finger deep ...
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White mold on pot of avocado tree

It's nothing to worry about, though you may not like the way it looks. Terracotta pots allow moisture to permeate their clay, and minerals from the soil and water end up depositing on the outside of ...
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is perlite dust toxic or is it safe for humans to breath

According to the US National Institutes of Health (not politicized yet, thankfully), perlite dust is NOT hazardous. Here is a great source for more information - the relevant information is in the ...
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Is my avocado tree dying due to transplant shock?

Yeah, you probably made some bad decisions. It's nothing to be ashamed of; I heard avocados of this size tend to die often. Check that the temperature is above 10°C and that cold is not coming from ...
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Avocado plant is dying

Shoot, another instance of too big a pot for the size of plant. Too wet. Roots are rotting and not happy thus the top growth is dying. Sorry sweetie. You are going to have to try again, yes? See ...
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Why does my avocado seedling have just a tall stalk with no leaves?

Most likely something is eating the leaves. If the plant is small (less then 6" / 15cm or so, it the leaves would possibly be very small and still folded.
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Should I fertilize young mango and avocado trees which have stopped growing?

You don't say where you are geographically but, most of us are having winter right now. In such case they should be at rest. If you are in the southern U S I would wait until late March before doing ...
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Should I fertilize young mango and avocado trees which have stopped growing?

I'd suggest that since both trees are suffering, then you've used the wrong material for potting these trees, and their roots are suffering. So, pull them out to have a look to see if they're rotting ...
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Is this avocado fruit?

Some additional notes on why this sapling has started to fruit. It seems I didn't need to purchase the B plant after all in my climate. The flowers synchronise their sex phases - the tree slow ...
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How do I save my avocado plant?

In my experience, and as was recommended to me by other avocado growers, the plant should be kept out of harsh, direct sun as long as the stem is still green and hasn't yet formed proper bark. Outdoor ...
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Avocado Transplanting and tap root

I transplanted 3 avocado trees from a veg garden to pots. The tap roots on 2 of them stayed in tact. The other snapped off leaving only an inch. Surprising that the snapped tap root plant is doing ...
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How is an Avocado plant started?

The ideal climate to grow avos in is sub-tropical - ideally 15-30 degree centigrade temperatures - but you can go lower and higher. The thing is that avocados do not like freezing weather - most ...
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How do I repot an avocado?

Very much fun Kenzie! I'd like to see a picture as well, right now I imagine a 10" diameter, you do not want too big of a pot and a picture would help. Wash your new pot (clay is best) and fill 1/3 (...
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How to tell if a high-up avocado is ready to pick?

Assuming that you have sought permission from the tree's owner, then I'd suggest looking for a large enough avocado with a slightly pebbly skin. Avocados don't ripen on the tree but once they're ...
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How to tell if a high-up avocado is ready to pick?

Avocados don't ripen on trees, so as @GrahamChiu said, you need to pick it and let it ripen. It may be that the owner has deliberately left them on the tree to extend his eating season, as (...
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Avocado stem stops after 1- 2 cm

I had the same thing, tried to grow avocados from seed with sticks in water. Most will work out and grow into plants, but some of them won't grow, just like you describe. It seems like it wants to ...
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Can I prune an indoor avocado tree all the way back to stem?

In theory, if you see dormant knots on the stem, you have a chance that they will form new shoots after pruning. However, you risk that the plant will die if you prune the branches with leaves off at ...
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