How to Grow an Avocado Tree - The Easy Way

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. This how-to shows you the easiest way to grow an avocado plant.

How to grow an avocado tree - the easy way

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It's so easy to grow an avocado plant from pit. If you check out the web, you'll find a lot of intricate details as to how to keep the pit moist while not immersed into water. Toothpicks and all. Pins, gadgets and holders of all kinds, used to hold the pit above the water.

However, I wanted to see if a totally 'lazy' way of growing an avocado tree would work, too. And it does! Let me show you the easiest way to grow an avocado tree.


How to grow an avocado tree - the easy way


When planting the avocado pit, I do something that no professional will recommend: I place the pit directly into the pot. No piercing the pit, no balancing it above the water level.

How to do it:
- I just dig a hole into the soil of one of the pots I keep on the balcony
- place the seed in it,
- NOTE: the pointed end of the pit needs to be up and not entirely covered by soil.

Then...


How to grow an avocado tree - the easy way

Water it regularly for several weeks and you've just got yourself a beautiful plant. That's it!

How to grow an avocado plant - the easy way

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





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

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Oh my goodness, so you just stick it in the soil and it gets itself started without keeping it in water first?! Next avocado I eat, I'm trying it your way! Just out of curiosity, what kind of climate do you live in? Thanks for sharing! :) Lisa

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    1. Lisa, hi!
      It's continental climate, meaning cold winters and warm summers, with average temperatures at -5° to zero Celsius in January and 21° or higher in July. That's why we keep them in pots so they can be easily moved around. Just something to remember when you plant them directly in the soil: usually, it takes way longer to sprout. ;)

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    2. Great tip, thanks! I'll keep that in mind! :)

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