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My avocado tree started growing brown on the leaves. How would I check if it's root bound?
The only way I know of to check if a plant is root bound is to pull the whole thing out of the pot and look.
Avocado trees are just that, trees. They prefer to be in the ground. I had one in my back yard (California coastal valley) that was about 30 feet tall and put out hundreds of avocadoes.
The older leaves do turn brown, dry up and fall off. This is natural.
By Shawn H.
Avocados can handle winter temperatures if prepped the right way every avo I had survived winter in my house and it probably gets around 50 degrees to 45 the least until I use heat. When planting avocado you can burry seed or display half since seed will eventually rot, display half so when rotting is spotted you can simply remove the huge stale seed note only when the avo is ready though! Else you would be depleting it of butrients, avocados is very finicky plants they like loose soil and damp to dry soil and indirect light and some full sun is required, with out it slow growth and leggy plant will happen. As far as brown leaves check for over watering, over fertilizing and or root bound, or insufficient lighting, all is fixable if root bound repot cut back dead black roots and the main tap root a couple inches to encourage more root branch out growth . Fertilize lightly for avocados half the recomended and probably once every two three months , with all these factors new leaves will grow back just monitor plant.
My tree is 3 feet tall & in a pot and turning brown, should I plant it. Should the seed be visible when I plant it? How cold is to cold for it?
Your plant is experiencing transplant shock. Your prior growing media to that of the ground it is in, is totally different in nutrients (nitrogen and etc levels), so all former growth from old media will die back and new growth from what's in the ground it's now in will come forth in time as it adjusts.
Next time if planning on planting in ground do it sooner, the sooner the better as for no shock. You will want to manage the climate because if outside doesn't match 5 years inside temperature, more shock.
Don't water too often, one good deep watering is needed, then wait 20 days or so. Remember, it has to adjust to the natural rain water schedule less of your maintenance. Stay blessed and don't worry should be fine and hopefully you transplanted in around spring and summer.
My 3 year old avocado's new leaves are browning.
Hardiness Zone: 7a
Jamie from Hampton, VA
My avocado tree has leaves that are turning brown. There is very little new growth. Please help.
By Joyce C
Sorry if this is repetitive. I planted my tree in the ground about 1.5 years ago and I believe I overwatered it. As a result the leaves browned and have since all fallen off. The branches are still green and I actually noticed some new leaves started to come up, but they have since stopped growing. Do you think it's done? How do we know if the tree is fully dead? How long should I wait to give the new leaves time to come back, if at all?
I have a 9 year old avocado tree and every year when the tree blooms, all the leaves turn brown and fall off and all the buds dry up, turn brown, and fall off. The branches are always green and as everything browns and falls off there is new growth, leaves and branches and such. Only once did it bear a few avocados. I believe there were 8 of them though only two made it to full maturity. The raccoons may have gotten the rest. The tree is a dwarf tree that we bought at a nursery and planted in our backyard. We have no idea why this happens and it does not make much sense to us because the tree continues to look healthy and grow. We have tried different fertilizers and nothing seems to help. It's about 12ft tall now.
By Alison H.
My avo-tree is now seven years old and is bearing fruit for the second year, why is it loosing so many brown leaves during springtime?
By Teri H. from Orlando, FL
Why would a 7 month old avocado plant's leaves turn dark brown and fall off? Then new leaves come on and do the same. It's in a 5 gal. bucket with good drainage. What am I doing wrong?