Plant Care Avocado
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Avocado

4.8 out of 5 (12 experiences)

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

Taxonomy

Persea americana
Persea
Lauraceae
Laurales

What other plant parents say

Avocado has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 9
Avocado has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 7
Avocado has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 6
Avocado has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Avocado has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 3
Avocado has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
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Mesa, AZ
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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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. 🥰

Roger_mrqz avatar on Greg, the plant care app Rating of the plant Avocado named Your plant by Roger_mrqz on Greg, the plant care app
03/23/2021

Really easy to take care of, and it’s fun watching them grow from a seed to a plant.

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@Plantmomma3
Starkville, MS
Rating of the plant Avocado named Baby by Plantmomma3 on Greg, the plant care app
02/17/2021

I know she probably won’t produce, but it is cool to watch it grow from a seed!!!

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 city 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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