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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Avocado Plant

My plant needs help! And I'm turning to the blogging world for that help. This spindly avocado tree was started a couple of years ago from the pit inside the avocado (duh). I had tried any number of times to grow a tree this way, but never had the patience. This time, miraculously I waited, and waited. Lo and behold, a tree grew. I water it, keep it next to a big sunny window, and that's about it.

So, is there a way to make it look bushier, or better? Maybe have more than 6 leaves? Once all the leaves fell off. I think there were only five then, so minimal raking was needed.
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Celeste said...

I *think* an avocado tree HAS to be outside to thrive. :( And freezing temperatures will kill it.

Also, it won't fruit unless it's pollinated by another avocado tree...a lone avocado tree won't fruit.

All this from experience. ;)

Celeste (Crickets)

kim* said...

I have an avacado tree... just found out avacados may be the cause of headaches... lol random! still eat them. saw it at the office on their wall

laura behm said...

I just wanted you to know that the raking comment actually made me laugh out loud. :-)

Jan said...

I don't know anything about an avocado tree. I have a brown thumb. Good luck with it. Have you down a google search to see if you can get any pointers? Good luck