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Avocado Has White Waxy Leaves?

Avocado Has White Waxy Leaves - odd leavesI have an 1 month old avocado tree. It has a few leaves that are white, thick, and waxy. They just keep the same shape and are a little twisted. They look very different from the other leaves. What it is?

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February 18, 20190 found this helpful

It might be a mutant leaf. Cut it off if it bothers you.

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February 22, 20190 found this helpful

thank you.

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July 22, 20200 found this helpful

I have three avacado plants growing in one pot. They stopped dropping their leaves once I started adding seeds to the one pot. One is with white leaves. I love it. It's flourishing and growing quite fast.

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February 19, 20190 found this helpful

Interesting that I have found a variety of answers...one says it is

another says it is a mutation of a form of albinism:

plantvillage.psu.edu/.../3079-avocado-chubby-white-leaves

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Another site says it is some kind of blight and to remove the seedlings:

plantvillage.psu.edu/.../3079-avocado-chubby-white-leaves

If you are not trying to grow an orchard of avocado, I say love it for its differences and see how it grows!

Post back how it grows!

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February 21, 20190 found this helpful

Hi,

I think it looks okay. The real leaves are underneath the waxy ones.

However, I would not water too much during the winter, since avocado trees like to dry out between waterings.

Blessings,

Robyn

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February 21, 20190 found this helpful

Hi,

I believe it is Sun Blotch disease. As long as you are not raising any avocados from it in an orchard, I don't see it as a problem.

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