Q.**UPDATED W/PHOTO** Sprouted Avocado Seed Put Outside In Sun And Leaves Drooped
I potted an avocado tree sprouted from a seed. It is about 12″ tall with four leaves at the top. I put it on my porch for the 1st time today, so it can have sun, and the leaves all drooped. I live in California and it was in direct sun so it may have been too much sun. I brought it back inside and after 24 hours the leaves still have not perked up. Is is dead? Can I prune the top four leaves just about another sprouting leaf or did it get sunburned and will not revive? Thank you – PICTURE ATTACHED
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Its fine. It is just stressed.
Follow the instructions that I have included on the original question for preventing and treating shock and hardening off trees, and the tree will recover just fine.
Thank you. The leaves now look like they may just fall off and if they do, should I then prune it off to the tiny leaf below? Also, I WILL definitely slowly acclimate it to the outside once/if it recovers from the stress. Thank you again for taking the time to answer my question(s).