What's your question? Ask

Avocado Trees

Q.Avocado plant

Zone Foley, AL 36535 | ejhellmich@gulftel.com added on October 3, 2017 | Answered

My friend asked me to care for her plant while she cared for her daughter in another state. It has grown like a weed but the leaves have fallen off! Now I did use a fungicide on it as at first I had put it outside and it got some bugs. Maybe I used too much! There are lots of new buds on the tree but they just will not come out to make the leaves. They have been there for 6 weeks or more. It is inside and by a siding glass door,and I have probably watered it too much! It is about 6 feet tall and has healthy new growth at the top. Please help me get it in shape before she comes home! Thank you!

A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 4, 2017

You can save this tree, but it will change the shape of it, now that it is suffering and has lost some growth. This isn't necessarily bad though. You will have to apply both wettable sulfur, and dolomitic lime to the soil. This will kill of any infection from over-watering. Give this tree as much light as you can. Let the top two inches of the soil dry out completely before you water again, as they need a little bit of a dry spell between waterings.https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/avocado/indoor-avocado-plant-care.htm

Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.

Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Avocado Trees
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert