Avocado Trees

I Moved My Potted Avocado Inside and It Is Dropping Leaves

christihadden added on November 18, 2012 | Answered

It is dropping leaves like crazy. Why? I don't know what to do. I have fertilized and ensured that it is watered. It isn't getting the best sun but gets decent light throughout the day. Is this just temporary shock or will it die? Some of the leaves are turning brown and crispy. Others are just dropping off. Other than having some hail damage in my garden this summer, it was doing great. I am not sure what to do.

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Answered on November 18, 2012

I will try this....I set up the humidifier next to it, but only yesterday. Since i posted this question I have seen all kinds of info from people saying how hard it is to maintain an avocado tree grown from seed, and that most of the time, only grafted trees produce fruit?? All I know is my tree looked so good this summer, and I was so excited, and now it is NOT HAPPY!

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Answered on November 18, 2012

The plant is reacting to being moved inside. Most thin-leaved tropicals LOVE humidity, and most homes have very dry air. (Do you have static electricity?) Avocado's need as much sun as possible. I would suggest a cool mist humidifier, or misting 2-5 times a day. Also, shallow surfaces of water will add humidity to your air, I've used baking pans, "kidddy" wading pools (seriously!) and very large plastic saucers. Just use something with a large surface area.

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