How to Grow an Avocado Tree

Do you like avocado? Would you like some undemanding (and beautifully green) plants in the house? Here, an idea for a low budget home decoration: grow an avocado tree.




How to Grow an Avocado Tree




Step one: eat an avocado :)
Step two: use the hard avocado pit to plant a tree.


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When planting the avocado pit, I prefer the lazy way: I just dig a hole into the soil of one of the pots I keep on the balcony and place the seed in it, the pointed end up and not entirely covered by soil. Water it regularly for several weeks and you've just got yourself a beautiful plant.

grow an avocado tree

I've been doing this for several years now and just love them.

grow an avocado tree


And to be honest, one of them might not be an avocado tree - if I remember correctly, I planted a mango pit once, just to try it out. I do not remember if anything has grown out of it, though, and I cannot tell from the forms of the leaves, not even after googling it... Does anyone know how to tell a mango tree from an avocado tree?





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9 comments:

  1. Those are very pretty plants! I've never seen avocado leaves before....nice :) I'm glad to have found your blog on Wake Up Wednesday!

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  2. Hi Lisa,
    I guess the world is really small - I found your blog today in the morning, too. Happy to see you here. Enjoy!

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  3. Ooo now I wouldn't have thought to have planted it - I will have to show my daughter as she often likes the keep the insides until they go manky - would be much better if she tried planting one! We are making guacamole later this week so will try this out. Thanks for the inspiration - and for joining in x

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    1. Glad to have helped you to a new idea :)

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  4. Oh great idea! i'm going to try this! :) #hdygg

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  5. Unfortunately, if you live in Canada these trees will NOT survive! If you plant one outside it will be toast. It may survive inside your home but outside forget it. Any thoughts?

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    1. Exactly on time, your question. The avocado plants wouldn't survive winter in the open in Slovenia either. That is why we keep them in pots. And just today, we transferred the pots with our avocados inside, to the top of the staircase in our appartment building. We have a designated area for plants during winter - the space has lots of light (side and roof window) and moderate temperature around 15 deg. Celsius. Something similar might be a solution for you too, what do you think? Damjana

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  6. Where in Slovenia do you live. My wife is from Slovenia. We have avos growing at my mum in laws house. Was hoping to plant them outside

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    1. Hi, I live in central Slovenia. But I'm sorry to say it's not good to leave avos outisde now here, they would certainly freeze as it's below zero Celsius at the moment.. But if your wife is from the coastal region, it's worth a try, winters are warmer there. And 'lep pozdrav' to your wife :)

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