Plant Care Avocado

Avocado

4.5 out of 5 (132 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

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 located in Tucson, Arizona.

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.

Plant care guide for Avocado in Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

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Growing Avocado in Tucson right now

Light needs for plant Avocado in Tucson, Arizona

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

January 28th, 2022

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in Tucson is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in determinin…

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Light needs for plant Avocado in Tucson, Arizona

Sunlight will increase by 23.5% ☀️

January 26th, 2022

Tucson is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Tucson is expected to increase by 23.5% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 13.3 megajoules of energy per m2 per…

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Light needs for plant Avocado in Tucson, Arizona

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

January 26th, 2022

This month, Tucson is getting an average of 9.7 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 6.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.7 total hours of dayli…

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Finding light for Avocado in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Avocado: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

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 Tucson, Arizona ⛅.

Avocado does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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.

When to repot Avocado

Nutrient needs for plant Avocado in Tucson, Arizona

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

January 25th, 2022

The growing potential in Tucson is low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to repot …

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FAQs
Difficulty Level

Avocado is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Avocado

Avocado

Avocado


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Avocado has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 79
Avocado has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 56
Avocado has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 53
Avocado has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 52
Avocado has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 26
Avocado has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 25
Avocado has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 10
Avocado has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 7
Valentine avatar
@Valentine
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 73 XP
12/05/2021

Relatively easy to care for

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Hypsie avatar
@Hypsie
leaf-1 55 Plants
xp 4,031 XP
globe East Northport, New York
11/29/2021

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

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Sornsuda avatar
@Sornsuda
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 79 XP
globe Truganina, Victoria
11/20/2021

Avocado plant

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@Wiscomountaineer
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 335 XP
globe Madison, Wisconsin
11/15/2021

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.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Allieswateringlife avatar
@Allieswateringlife
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 156 XP
10/31/2021

I like how it is so enduring and it grows easily. My mom and I grew this avocado from a seed. Very special!

Survivor Survivor
Rjg avatar
@Rjg
leaf-1 81 Plants
xp 21,169 XP
globe Austin, Texas
10/11/2021

Love my avocado trees!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Jensy avatar
@Jensy
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 144 XP
globe Ames, Iowa
10/03/2021

Took forever to sprout from a seed

Kiara avatar
@Kiara
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 54 XP
globe El Cajon, California
10/03/2021

Very difficult to maintain once potted. When growing from seed, wrapping in wet paper towel in a sealed plastic bag is more effective than putting in a cup of water.

Browns easily Browns easily
Jujubeans avatar
@Jujubeans
leaf-1 45 Plants
xp 1,920 XP
globe Decatur, Georgia
09/29/2021

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. 🤔

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Browns easily Browns easily
Emily avatar
@Emily
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 88 XP
globe Bærum, Viken
09/24/2021

Ita a fun plant to have!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Seb123plant avatar
@Seb123plant
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 155 XP
09/14/2021

This plant also know as a avocado is easy to grow you just put it in a cup and leave water inside

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Bri avatar
@Bri
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 31 XP
globe Ottawa, Ontario
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 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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Emilka avatar
@Emilka
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 119 XP
globe New York
09/02/2021

its very easy to plant and have at home

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
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@Johnnyredbird
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 179 XP
09/01/2021

Takes a long time to root but hearty with regular water changes

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
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@Lilcrap_beanthang
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 182 XP
08/10/2021

Grows really big really fast

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Warenkorb avatar
@Warenkorb
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 65 XP
globe Laubach, Hessen
08/10/2021

If u can read this u look good today

Browns easily Browns easily
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Alphacraze avatar
@Alphacraze
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 63 XP
globe Hamilton, Ohio
08/07/2021

Takes some experience, and it likes higher quality soil, but very worth the wait!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Ethan avatar
@Ethan
leaf-1 1 Plants
xp 49 XP
globe Bulverde, Texas
07/28/2021

Not to hard you just need to wait. Fruits of you labor are quite literally worth it.

Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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@Sabrina5546
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 67 XP
07/23/2021

it grows tall

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Sabrina5546 avatar
@Sabrina5546
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 67 XP
07/23/2021

it grows tall

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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