Plant Care Avocado
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Avocado

4.6 out of 5 (104 experiences)

Avocado has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Avocado has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Sir prize avocado, Wurtz Avocado and green avocado

Taxonomy

Persea americana
Persea
Lauraceae
Laurales

What other plant parents say

Avocado has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 63
Avocado has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 47
Avocado has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 41
Avocado has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 41
Avocado has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 20
Avocado has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 18
Avocado has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 9
Avocado has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 6
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@Bri
Ottawa, Ontario
Rating of the plant Avocado named Avocado plant by Bri on Greg, the plant care app
09/11/2021

Make sure to take a look at the leafs and feed it water soluble fertilizer accordingly. I started it in water for 4 months, until it got to my desired hight. Then I put it in soil and it instantly …

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Jennasjungle avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Avocado named timotree chalemet, cardi tree by Jennasjungle on Greg, the plant care app
04/28/2021

I started propagating my avocado trees from a pit about 6 months ago and transported them outside about 1 month ago because they had stopped growing in the pots they were in and the weather was optim…

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Johnnyredbird avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Avocado named Green Avocado (LaPerla) by Johnnyredbird on Greg, the plant care app
07/19/2021

I transplanted my avocado tree 4 days ago and it's going down fast! 😪 I blame the shipper who basically used a blooming seed wrapped in paper thru the post office, which is notoriously difficult and …

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@Wiiendlesso…
Gold Canyon, Arizona
Rating of the plant Avocado named Gregory House by Wiiendlessocean4life on Greg, the plant care app
02/17/2021

Growing avocado plants from the pits I get from the store is one of my favorite random hobbies. It’s super easy to do, and I love how tall the plants get! Some quick google searches can basically mak…

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Lucy wilson avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Avocado named Avacado by Lucy wilson on Greg, the plant care app
05/16/2021

Really good if you are up for a challenge! Was fun to grow from a store bought avocado in lockdown. Browns easily and quite difficult to balance the right amount of sunlight. Very easy to over water!…

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Capejettymum avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Avocado named Cado by Capejettymum on Greg, the plant care app
02/18/2021

This plant was started from an avocado seed about 8 years ago. I have brought it outside for the past two summers but the leaves show how little care it received a few weeks

Teeteeology avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Avocado named Tree Diddy by Teeteeology on Greg, the plant care app
02/28/2021

Started as a seed and now it’s becoming a tree, all I did was keep it in nothing but water, after it started to grow leaves and a strong body I placed it into soil. 🥰

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@Maria
Fillmore, California
Rating of the plant Avocado named Rootdolfo by Maria on Greg, the plant care app
07/02/2021

It’s easy to grow them you can easily germinate them for about a week or to and it should start to grow a root I recommend for first time plant owners

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@Natacha
Pembroke Pines, Florida
Rating of the plant Avocado named Ramona by Natacha on Greg, the plant care app
05/28/2021

You don’t have to buy the actual plants, you can easily use any seed from the avocados you buy at Walmart for example and grow them yourself :)

Katy345fed avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Avocado named tom and jerry by Katy345fed on Greg, the plant care app
05/28/2021

They take a while to grow little tails, but once they do, they’re pretty easy to care for as you just refill their water once they’ve drank it

How to care for Avocado

Water

How often to water your Avocado

Water needs for Avocado
0.5 cups
every 9

Avocado needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Avocado

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Avocado in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Avocado: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Avocado may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Avocado in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Avocado

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Avocado: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Avocado after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Avocado

Avocado

Avocado


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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