Avocado Trees

Moving an Avocado Plant Outside

HazelG added on April 3, 2012 | Answered

I have an avocado plant that I started from a seed and it is about 2 feet tall now. It has very large leaves and I am waiting to transfer it to the outside. What shall I do to prevent it from burning from the sunshine when I move it outdoors?

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Answered on April 3, 2012

You simply need to harden it off some, or acclimate it, to the outdoors by slowly introducing light. Start it out in bright but indirect light (like a bright, shady location) for a few hours each day and then eventually give it more light and more time outside. Within a few weeks, it should be fine to remain outdoors day and night and will enjoy the sunlight. Here is more information that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/hpgen/move-houseplant-outside.htm

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