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Q.re-rooting an avocado tree – possible?

Zone indoors | Garden Dan added on August 26, 2018 | Answered

Several years ago, I planted an avocado pit, and it grew into a small tree. Last year when I was away on travel, it wasn’t watered for too long, and all of the leaves dropped off except for a few at the top. Since then the tree has recovered, and continued to grow and sprout new leaves, but only at the top. Now I have a tree that has 40 inches of trunk and then about eight inches of crown.

The problem with this is that it’s nearly to the top of my window, and if it grows any taller, the new leaves won’t get sunlight.

So, I had an idea — probably a bad idea, but perhaps worth asking — could I snip off the top of the tree and re-root it? Would this have any likelihood of success?

I’m willing to try something risky, because I think the tree is doomed otherwise.

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Answered on August 28, 2018

Yes, you can propagate from cuttings.
This article will help you.


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