Indoor Avocado Tree: Growing your Own

This is a short video on my indoor avocado tree and how to start your own. The tree pictured is about 5 months old and is doing great.


35 Replies to “Indoor Avocado Tree: Growing your Own”

  1. You started an Avocado Seed in water. Where did you learn that? Answer: First grade. You missed the point. They were not teaching you how to grow an avocado tree. They were teaching you plants come from seeds.

  2. I grew my avacodo tree from a dry seed, then I simply put in in a container with soil. I live in Canada and we mainly get cold temperatures. I have have a passion fruit and papaya plant growing indoors! However, these tropical plants require direct sunlight to flower and cross pollination in order to bare fruit.

  3. tips from cannabis grower, fellow avocado grower, and sustainable agriculture scholar: 1. Don't use the toothpick method. don't damage the seed, if possible. Instead, wash and briefly dry and massage the pit with a towel. Carefully peel off the brown skin. Have patience with this. Then simply sit the pit in a tea cup of fresh water, little end up. Change water daily. Paper towel bed is optional, recommended after it splits.
    2. Don't let the taproot get so long in the water. Instead, gently plant it when it's about a quarter inch long. Wet the root, sprinkle mykos and azos powder on it, and sit it down on your soil so the root pokes through the surface of the soil. gently tamp it in.
    3. Your container is everything, and all plants hate non breathing ceramic pots. Your big plant there is stretching and not branching because it's taproot isn't branching. it's circling the pot searching for new dirt that isn't there. Use fabric pots instead. And elevate them in the tray they sit it with something that drains. This will allow your taproot to air-prune when it reaches the bottom and starts to poke though, triggering branching up the length of it. The branches will grow sideways, and they too will air prune when they hit the edges and more intricate root branching will occur, resulting in the rapid development of a complex network of roots permeating your soil, for a true root-ball. This will allow for much much faster water and nutrient absorption and plant growth. Also, branching won't occur for about a year or two. Excercise the stem but don't pinch it. Gently brush it with your hand to bend the stem around the way wind would. Branching is time – dependant and root dependant.
    my oldest is going on two years old, about a foot tall, in a one gallon fabric pot, in Greentree Ithica Blend organic biochar rich potting soil. I water with fresh tap water from well, and only feed Organic Gem Fish Emulsion and worm casting. There's about 20 leaves and three new branches in a 5 inch vertical section from the top. When the taproot grows long and circles the pot, the plant grows long and spindly with it. When the taproot air prunes and branches, the rest of the plant slows vertical growth and makes efficient use of it, focusing instead on developing it's root network in the available finite space. Branching will occur with time when the roots are sufficient. And it's a good idea to use a southwest window corner.

  4. When is the right season to pot the avocado after sprouting? Because I have a sprouted one with leaves now and she's about 7 inches tall, but it's December so I was wondering if it's fine to plant her now (in a pot indoors) or wait till spring. Thanks! ๐Ÿ˜Š

  5. I'm looking at your tree in awe. I've tried the water method so many times but keep failing. I usually use Hass variety from the local supermarket. Oh well, time to try again. Thank you for the inspiration to keep going ๐Ÿ™‚

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