Avocado Plant Turning Brown

I grew my avocado plant from a seed last year and it has been growing fine, but a while ago the leaves turned brown and fell off. I thought it was because it grew out of the pot and transplanted it, but its turning brown from the top of the stalk down, can I save it?
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August 22, 20170 found this helpful
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You probably have an accumulation of salt in the soil. Water deeply and less frequently. Water before and after you fertilize.

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August 24, 20170 found this helpful
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Maybe you already know this but avocado plants grown in a container do not always do as well as outdoors.
Here is a very good link that explains about container grown avocados.

www.logees.com/howtogrowavocados

In answer to your question this info is from the Florida Extension service:

Salts in the water and in fertilizer build up over time. Browning usually occurs on the old leaves first. This excess salt accumulates in the leaf edges, where it kills the tissue and the leaf dries out and turns brown. It's important to water deeply and slowly. At least once a month, water deeply enough to "leach" or push salts well below the root zone. Frequent, light "sprinklings" allow salts to accumulate in the top layers of soil, where the roots are, which is bad news. Similar symptoms occur when too much fertilizer has been applied. Always water plants thoroughly before and after applying fertilizer to help prevent burn.

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I'd start by flushing your plant with water under a hose or faucet and let the water run out the bottom to leach away possible salts. Then examine the plant's environment for appropriate lighting and watering. I'd also hold off on fertilizer for a month to see if there's any improvement. Fertilizer "forces" a plant to grow, which can be stressful if the plant isn't healthy.

Here is a link to find your state extension service address and you can ask them any question pertaining to problems with growing plants or flowers in your area.

ask.extension.org/ask

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August 24, 20170 found this helpful

Trees such as Avocado plants need a lot of room to grow and spread their roots. It is fine to start growing the plant in a pot from a seed in the beginning. After it reached a certain height it needs to be transplanted in the ground.

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Dig a nice large hole for your tree. Now remove the tree from the pot and remove all the dirt. You want to expose your roots. Now wash the root with your garden hose. You need to remove the excess salt from the roots. Afterwards, plant the tree in the ground.
Water it well after you have planted it. Normally the tree will go into shock for a few days. Once you see the leaves, picking up, cut off the top of the tree and the dead area. it will grow back.

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August 27, 20170 found this helpful

It is a sign of salt burn caused by a salt build up in your soil.There is salt in the water and fertilizer.Then it dries out the leaves and they turn brown.Water deeply and slowly about once a month.This will push the salt well below the root zone.Always water plants before and after fertilizing.Flush your plant with water under a faucet or hose letting the water run out the bottom so the salts run out.Wait a month before you use fertilizer.Make sure it does not have too much sunlight this can turn your leaves as well.

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August 31, 20170 found this helpful

Browning leaf tips are often a sign of salt burn, caused by a salt build up in the soil. Salts in the water and in fertilizer build up over time. Browning usually occurs on the old leaves first.

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This excess salt accumulates in the leaf edges, where it kills the tissue and the leaf dries out and turns brown.Take it outside and water it slowly but deeply flushing out the salt build up below the root zone.Wait one month before fertilizing.

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