Avacado tree Plant help!!
I recieved an Avacado tree in a potted container it haves a few leaves on it. Need advice!! How to care for this Avacado tree. Do i leave it in this container, or plant it outside? Does it need sun? How much water? Please help!! Heres my picture.[img][/img]
you don't say where you are (and I don't know).
Avocados are a tropical, and it depends on where you are whether you can plant
it out. They get pretty big.
They can tolerate quite a bit of moisture but don't like wet feet, so it is
the usual advice for (wet) tropicals: keep moist but not soggy. Make
sure it has good drainage.
While most people advise to get grafted trees (so that you really know what
kind of fruit to expect), most avocados have at least acceptable fruit, and I
have a few trees grown from seed myself. word of caution: avacoados are
generally not self fertile, there are A types and B types, and they need one of
each other for pollination - when the time comes.
A seed grown tree can take 12-15 years to bear fruit and by that time, even if kept
in a planter, is usually non-portable.
Hope this helps,
Maren, in Hilo, HI
I am in St. Pete in Fl, I planted an avacdo but although it is growing (about 4 feet), SOME OF ITS LEAVES ARE GETTING BROWN AND Looking eaten. Do I spray it, and if so with what?
I'd try spraying with soapy water before anything else.
Try to find out what is eating it.
Avocado trees drop most of their leaves when the are blooming
or getting ready to bloom (around here this is in the spring, but it
may be different where you are) - and a 4ft tree is not very likely
to be mature enough to bloom (may depend on whether it is
grown from seed or grafted).
Maren, in HI