Once the avocado pit is planted, what kind of light does the growing plant need?
They prefer full sun.
When is the best time to cut branches off an avocado tree? I have 2 avocado trees and they are about 5 years old and 8 feet high. I need to cut some branches from the bottom!
Early spring is the best time to prune your avocados.
I have grown two avocado trees in the house. I transplanted both 4 weeks ago and the both went into shock, dropping leaves like crazy. My big and oldest tree is 6 feet tall and the root ball was surprisingly small. I don't want to lose them. Do I just continue to water and fertilize as I have done in the last 6 years? Is there something I can use to get them out of shock? I read that sugar water sometimes helps.
This is classic transplant shock. Even with the best care, plants can go into this after being moved or planted. This article will help:
My avocado tree is losing its leaves and has what looks like hundreds of tiny black eggs on the underside of the leaf. They also have a small clear colored insect occasionally. The leaves turn yellow and brown and fall off. I live in the Caribbean, so winter in not an option to kill them. Any idea on what I can use to get rid of them? We do not have access to a lot of the chemicals available in the US.
These recipes should help with getting rid of the pests: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/natural-home-pesticides-organic-garden-pest-control.htm
Can you stick a metal pick all the way through the pit to hold it in glass of water?
We would not recommend that. You may damage the seedling inside.
I was able to get my avocado pit to grow long multiple roots then I planted it in a pot with soil but I still have no stem. I repotted it in another pot as I worried it may have died, but instead I found that it had grown more roots and the original ones were longer. So my question is, how do I get the seed to stem. It is now in a 6 in pot.
What I did was put the avocado seed in a cup and have it suspended with only the bottom half of the seed being covered with water. this way I could see the the plant growing. After a while it started growing, but first make sure there's a shoot growing before you plant.and maybe but it could also mean that your plant is still growing? give it some time...hope this helps
I have a 1 year old avocado tree I sprouted the end of last fall. I have kept it out all summer and brought it in this fall to keep the frost off. I live in Tn. and it gets pretty cold here in winter. I want to know if I can still prune it while indoors, and if so, how much? It is only about 2 and a half feet tall with no branches. Can I cut it down some so it will bush out, and put it back out next spring? I don't want to kill it.
If you just want it to branch out, simply snip off the top of the plant, maybe just a leaf or two down on the main branch (but make sure you cut through the branch). This will force lateral growth to begin, which will make side branches and result in a bushier plant without too much damage to the plant.