Transplanting an Avocado Tree Grown from a Seed

I live in Michigan and I sprouted a Mexican avocado seed. I planted it in a 16oz. plastic cup. It's about 1' tall and I'm not sure when I should transplant it into a bigger container. It looks really healthy. It's very cold here. I will be raising it in my house. So do they like the sun or are they like more shade? I'm feeding it Miracle Gro and it loves it. I have it in my south window.

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February 27, 20190 found this helpful
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Hi,

I love growing avocado plants from seeds. I have not done it in
a while, though. When the stem is 6 or 7 inches long, and if you want to have a nice houseplant, then in the spring, cut it back to about 3 inches.

This is in the beginning stages. I never did do this, and mine were long and didn't have a lot of leaves. However, some people don't like to prune their plants. If you are going to prune the plant, do it in the spring.

The time to place the plant into a pot (with humus soil), is when the plant has thick roots and the leaves are healthy looking. Leave the avocado seed half out of the soil.

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This plant likes to be watered quite a bit, but not actually saturating the soil with water. Sometimes, though, it loves a nice soak, where every part of the soil gets water. Make sure the water is able to be drained out of any pot you put the plant into.

Enjoy your avocado house plant. They are absolutely lovely to have!

Robyn

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February 26, 20190 found this helpful

In order to get a fruiting avocado tree, you must graft this seedling onto a tree that is already producing fruit. Outdoor trees producing fruit do not exist in Michigan

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February 26, 20190 found this helpful

Your weather is similar to mine in Pgh, so inside is the only option!

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Contact your local home extension office and see if they can give you the best solutions for your situation:

www.pickyourown.org/.../countyextensionagentoffices.htm&NAME...

I love the one in Pittsburgh. They are very helpful and give good info!!

I hope you can get the plant to thrive and grow! They are so pretty and make such a nice piece of decor in the room!

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February 26, 20190 found this helpful

Thank you for the information. I will call my county extension for more information.

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