4.5 out of 5 (112 experiences)
Also known as
Avocado, Avocado, Sir prize avocado, Wurtz Avocado and green avocado
How to care for Persea Americana
Persea Americana needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Persea Americana love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Persea Americana does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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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 Persea Americana after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
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.