I don't know how I should cut or prune the plant. Do I remove all the leaves that are dried (which are most of them)? I'm sure I can't cut the leaf in half, leaving the green top part? I'm normally very good about pruning, but this is my first avocado and I don't want it to die. Do I cut back the stem? Can you give me some guidance? Thank you.
Hardiness Zone: 10a
By Carolee from Fountain Hills, AZ
Move it to a place with filtered sun. Water deeply until the water runs out of the pot. Leave the leaves alone, they will drop off when they are ready. Hot weather here in Gilroy CA has never bothered my trees, but they are in the ground. It is really hard to permanently damage a healthy avocado tree. I have a young one in the front yard that I had to cut to the ground when only about 5 years old and it came back with many shoots the next year!
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