Avocado Pit to House Plant

After removing the pit from an avocado, don't throw it away. Wash the pit. Stick three toothpicks around the pointy upper third of the pit. Then fill up a jar water and rest the avocado pit on the rim with the large portion of the pit in the water and small portion above water. After five days, place the jar in a spot where the pit can receive sunlight. It won't be long before you see roots appears and leaves sprout. Once you have a healthy system of roots and several leaves you can transplant to potting soil. Water once a week.

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September 18, 20040 found this helpful
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Avocadoes make excellent trees, I just stick mine on nails or toothpicks, three of them, and point them towards the sky and wait. They all have their own time. Some of them never grew, some of them did.

I never pinch mine back either.

They are so wonderful! I have had my most recent plant since last spring, while it was still cold. I also put tomato seeds in the soil of my other potted plants. I have become kind of tomato crazy, I love them! After they sprout, I move them to another plant holder. They kind of keep the soil happy and the avocado plant seems to love having plants growing around it.

Mine is now three feet tall, and I talk to it each day. They like it a lot, and they like being in a pot which is big enough so they don't become pot bound. OK I admit it, I occasionally name mine.

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July 27, 20080 found this helpful
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Hi everyone, you should all try starting the pits in soil. I have been growing these things for years and soil makes them a far more solid and sturdy plant. Just tuck it about 3/4 of the way into some good potting soil pointy side up and keep moist. I always use bottled water because they don't seem to like the chlorine that's in tap water. Have fun!

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November 13, 20090 found this helpful
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My mom has an avocado tree in her back yard that she started from a pit, and now she gets so many avocados she hands them out to all her neighbors. Of course she lives in the California Bay area, so that may help.

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June 26, 20040 found this helpful

It took me 6 months for roots to form in a glass of water. i planted it in soil 8 months ago. It is now sitting on my window sill and is 6 inches tall. I think it may have to go in a bigger pot. I live in n.y. and do not have a garden to plant it in. I only want it to grow as a house plant among all my other plants. What do I do to keep it growing.

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June 26, 20040 found this helpful

I did all that. Should I transfer it into a bigger pot.

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June 26, 20040 found this helpful

Where do I keep my avocado plant when I transplant it since it can't stay on the window sill any longer.

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September 20, 20040 found this helpful

Hi Racer, Mine is called Osker and is 6ft tall. Reb1234

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March 12, 20050 found this helpful

I keep mine in a decorative holder on the floor when they are tall. They are so beautiful. They are fine outdoors if the wind is not too bad. They are more a houseplant then an outside plant............

say hi to Osker!

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June 28, 20050 found this helpful

I live in the south and i planted my Avocado outside last year its doing well. i couldn`t belive it came back but to my suprise it did Shirley in Ark.

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July 11, 20050 found this helpful

My avacado is now 7.5 feet tall and I only have an 8 foot ceiling!!! What do I do now?????????

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February 28, 20070 found this helpful

Use bonsai techniques.

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March 3, 20070 found this helpful

I've been wanting to try this for ages, so I have got my avocado seed going in a jar of water. I was amazed at how quickly the root grows once it gets going! Maybe half to 1 centimeter per day!

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October 16, 20070 found this helpful

I've been told that the pointed end goes in the water and the wider end stays on top??

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June 23, 20080 found this helpful

Today I started two. I hope they grow! I am very very excited!

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