Avocado Seed Is Growing Tall and Spindly

My first avocado I pruned down once it reached 8 inches and it ended up dying at the top and sprouting a side stem. I posted it on here and took the advice and tried it differently with a second seed.

It grew really fast and rocketed up! It is already as tall as the first. But because I didn't cut it, it has become long and spindly. There were shoots coming off the side which I thought would grow out, but they died instead and now it is a single stem with 2 leaves at the top. I have since pinched out the top shoot rather than cutting, but don't think it will now grow out side branches. Any advice or comments would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks! :)

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December 14, 20180 found this helpful

You can fertilize it and cut it back a bit.

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December 14, 20180 found this helpful

Aww...I remember your first plant from October.

It may be time to call in the big guns, the official Avocado website has a contact me section:


Wishing you happy growing!!! Post back with the progress of your new plant baby!

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