Posted 2w ago by @Palinanina1

Hello! My avocado hasn't in a while, I've had it for about 2 months and not sure if I should cut it for it to continue growing or should I pot it with soil already, any sugestions? It's about 4-5 inches tall
4” pot
Last watered 3 weeks ago
@Palinanina1 I’m not an expert on avocados, but that looks like it’s ready for some soil to me!
I think you're supposed to wait until they're about 6-8" before cutting them down. Have you tried giving it some fertilizer? Growth does slow down a bit once you're this far into summer.
I agree with @ShinyBudew that you should plant it in soil. Is there any particular reason it’s still in water? But beyond that I can also see some root rot when I zoomed into your picture so your would probably want to cut the roots with root rot off. It’s hard to see from the one side because there could be others but if you google for images of root rot you should easily be able to identify the roots on your Avo that have it. So yeah I would prune the roots with root rot, just at the point the root rot beings. Then repot in soil. You also want to repot it in very well draining soil I use a mix of 1 part coco peat 1 part perlite and 1 part potting soil. FYI after you repot it is probably going to look even more droopy but it should recover 😌
Thank you so much! I still have it in water because I had the understanding that it had to be over 6-8 inches before repot on soil and after a first trim, but it hasn't grown in a while and got a little worried.
I'll definitively try out your suggestions🌻
@Palinanina1 no problem, In that case you should definitely be good to pot in soil. You can actually plant them in soil from the get go no need to wait until a certain height 😊

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