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By Barbo

I recall my mother growing a plant from an advocado stone.
How did she do it?
Can the resulting plant be put into the garden or is it just an indoor plant?



Here’s how to start:

Remove the large pit (seed) from inside an avocado, rinse well, and dry (a wet seed will be slippery!).

Push three or four toothpicks into the seed at its widest part so that you can suspend the pit over a glass of water with the pointy end sticking up. The water should cover about an inch of the seed.

Put in a warm place and make sure to maintain the water level.

In 2-6 weeks, roots and a stem will sprout from the seed. When the stem is about six inches long, trim it in half.

When the stem leafs again, transplant the seedling to a pot with loose, sandy soil. Plant the seedling root down, leaving the top half of the pit sticking out of the soil.

Give your plant frequent, light watering and keep it in a sunny place to encourage growth.

Pinch back the newest top leaves every time the stems grow another six inches or so to encourage more growth and a fuller plant.

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2 Jun, 2015


If you're in the UK, its an indoor plant

2 Jun, 2015


If you live in a climate like Mexico, you can plant outdoors.

2 Jun, 2015


I'm sure we've all grown one of these but have given up after a while as they are rather boring ( in my opinion) as you're never going to get them to flower or fruit. I suppose you could say the leaves are nice. Same with a pineapple.

2 Jun, 2015


I grew these years ago, but I always found it was warm enough in winter with the heating on, but not in summer! Good luck, anyway.

2 Jun, 2015

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