AVOCADO Tree Seed (pit) Houseplant or Outdoor
Avocado Tree Seed also known as Pear ,butter fruit, butter pear and laurel peach . Makes Great House Plant !
Planting your own avocado tree is fun and easy. It is a perfect task for all ages - for the garden, for indoors, and also makes a great project for class or at home!
- Locate the broad end of the pit. This is the end that will point down into the water.
- Press three toothpicks around the pit. These will suspend the pit from the rim of the jar. Place the toothpicks so about one inch of the avocado pit is in the water.
- Place the jar in a warm, sunny spot, but out of direct sunlight. A window sill is pretty ideal.
- Replenish water as needed.
- Your pit should start to sprout roots and a stem in two to six weeks.
- If you don’t see any growth by eight weeks, start over with another pit.
- Once the stem reaches six to seven inches tall, cut it back by half.
- When the roots have grown thick and the stem has leaves again, plant in soil in a pot about ten inches in diameter, leaving half the seed still exposed above the soil.
Avocado Plant Care
- Keep your avocado plant in a warm, sunny location.
- Water frequently with an occasional deep soak. Keep plant moist but not overly saturated. As with most plants, make sure the soil drains well.
- Pinch the stem back every time your plant grows another six inches or so, in order to encourage a bushier appearance.
- If you live in a warm-enough climate, plant your tree outside once it is big enough. In time it will bear fruit.
My avocado seeds arrive very fast. I can't wait to plant them. Thanks