Avocado Trees
Q.

Avocado Seedling Care

Anonymous added on March 5, 2014 | Answered

I rooted and potted an avocado seed and when it reached about 12" tall with a few leaves on top, I pinched it back to about the 6-8" level just above another leaf nodule. I read that this will make it produce more/better growth. This was about a week ago, and so far, I haven't seen any more leaves -- so I'm wondering if I have harmed it by pinching it back. Should I just be patient or give up and try again with another seed?

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on March 5, 2014

I would be patient. You should see swelling on either side of the stem at the top of the leaf node point in a bit. It is not quite active growth season, so it may be a bit slower to grow. As long as the plant is alive, it should be fine.

00
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

Learn More