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Proud of my avocado in a jar. Time for its first repot.

Proud of my avocado in a jar. Time for its first repot.

Legal_Kitty

Whatโ€™s your secret to making it grow so well? ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ


RelativeFroyo1571

I would love to know too.


THEREALTHOMASTHOMAS

Germinate the seed first before planting. (keep the pit in a warm damp paper towel for a few weeks until a tap root forms. I usually keep pits inside a plastic bag ontop of the fridge.) Once the root is about 3-5 inches, its ready to plant. I found that a good cactus mix does well for the avocado. Keep them in a warm location, with some sun but not too harsh. (these tropical plants are used to sprouting on the ground under shade. So they like it warm, damp, with just a few hours of sun each day) Hope this helps! Keep at it. I've failed many times to try and grow these, so don't give up!


Legal_Kitty

Thanks so much for your response! I am definitely going to give this a go. Itโ€™s such a nice looking plant too! Hope you get some delish avocados from it ๐Ÿคฉ


dcmp39

What's in the jar?


clockpsyduckcocaine

Soil avocado and roots


THEREALTHOMASTHOMAS

I used a cactus mix with just a bit of organic compost. This is about 5 months of growth.


dcmp39

Nice!


Organic-Possible-611

so cool! mine just sprouted, what should i do with him now? he was in a wet paper towel in a plastic bag before


THEREALTHOMASTHOMAS

I suggest putting it in soil when ready. Keep them in a warm location, with some sun but not too harsh. (The avocado pits are used to sprouting on the ground under shade. So they like it warm, damp, with just a few hours of sun each day). I'd also mist daily just to make sure they have enough humidity.


skylined45

They're amazing trees when mature. Here's looking up into one of the largest I've ever seen, in Ecuador. The tree had to have been 50+ft tall, 100ft wide canopy- [https://imgur.com/2batGIP](https://imgur.com/2batGIP) [https://imgur.com/mgLWESi](https://imgur.com/mgLWESi) [https://imgur.com/XTNSJXg](https://imgur.com/XTNSJXg)


Rope_Bun

It looks gorgeous. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ How old is it?


THEREALTHOMASTHOMAS

Started growing this seed in Feb 2021. So only a few months.


Rope_Bun

Your jar doesn't have draining holes, so how often do you water it?


Rope_Bun

One more question, did you prune it? It got very leafy.


THEREALTHOMASTHOMAS

Correct, no drainage holes. I actually watered with a spray bottle, just a few sprays each morning and night to saturate the soil but not enough to leave it soaked. (I watered heavier if I was going away for a few days) I didn't prune it. I just let it grow on its own.


Rope_Bun

๐Ÿค” Nice approach. Thank you for sharing, I am sorry but another question, ๐Ÿ˜… The leaves look particularly unique, I don't see this wavy pattern on most avocado plants, would you happen to know what kind of avocado is it that you planted?


THEREALTHOMASTHOMAS

Good question but I unfortunately do not know the type of avocado. Maybe someone with more botany knowledge could I.D. it?


Rope_Bun

Thank you. I will try to look it up. I have researched a bit on avocado but I haven't seen one as yours before. Would you mind sharing a picture when you are done repotting it too?


THEREALTHOMASTHOMAS

Sure thing. I did repot shortly after I posted this image. I'll share another photo as this plant is doing quite well in the new pot.