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Also known as
Sir Prize Avocado, Wurtz Avocado and Green Avocado
How to care for Avocado
How often to water your Avocado
Avocado needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Chicago, Illinois.
Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Water 0.5 cups every
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Finding light for Avocado in your home
Avocado love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Chicago, Illinois ⛅.
Avocado does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
How to fertilize Avocado
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.
Avocado can be challenging to care for, according to some plant parents. Check out the reviews down below to learn from their experiences!
Avocado prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.
Avocado requires abundant, bright and direct light. Place it less than one foot from a window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.
Avocado is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.
Avocado doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.
Avocado does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!
Avocado should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!
Avocado is native to Central, South America and Southeast Asia.
Yes, you may see your Avocado bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.
Avocado will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Avocado can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.
The seeds of Avocado can be used to grow new plants! After your plant flowers, any seeds that formed can be collected and germinated in potting soil.
Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.
Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Avocado, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.
Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!
Care Summary for Avocado
0.5 cups every 9 days
< 1ft from a window
Repot after 2x growth
Based on your location in Chicago, Illinois, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.
What other plant parents say
I grew I Am Groot by placing the well cleaned Hass seed in a pot of soil, flat end down, and kept the soil moist. Once it began opening (be patient) I peeled away some of the brown covering. It went from Sprout to Groot quickly! Once established, I cut back watering. I talk to Groot and flick the stem every day. If I can do this, you can too! So fun to watch it grow! Planted 8/8/2021
We opted to plant the seed immediately rather than going the toothpick/water or plastic bag routes. Those two options never yielded any results for us. We’re on to our third plant with the direct planting method.
Took a while to sprout, but it really took off once it did. Super fun for the kids to watch. Makes a great addition to the family.
Pit germinated without any warning was not trying to propagate it. So he’s an unexpected guest. He’s too popular with pests outside. Likes some light not too much, Should cut him back to broaden his foliage but I can’t bring myself to do it. It’s a nice plant if you enjoy doing something from birth that can last a long time if you care for it. Cats admire him too he’s been nibbled on occasion. 🤔
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 grew 6 new leafs! The leafs are a gorgeous colour and size and it definitely inspired me to experiment with propagation and growing from fruits.