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Topic: Houseplants & Indoor Gardening
Posted by Edie (firstname.lastname@example.org) from Pennsylvania on 2006-10-29 11:32:00
avacado plantI also started a avocado seed, its now 7 years old and it goes outside for the warmer months each year. Its well over 7 feet tall with many side branches. Each time it comes in for the winter it loses a few leaves, but it still grows new ones, all year round! I have finally had to move it up into a really large container, about 22 inches across. And now that its hitting the ceiling, I have no idea of what I'll do next year! But does anyone one know if indoor grown avocado ever bears fruit? Are avocado's self-pollinating? Thanks for any and all advice.
Posted by debra (email@example.com) from NY on 2006-12-09 11:46:00
My plant also has a baby sister( brother??) growing along in another container. She's only 4 and about 4 and a half feet tall!
best avocado varietyLamb hass
Posted by scott from ca on 2011-01-21 02:26:00
growing avocado seedsWe have lots of wonderful avocados here in southern Calif. This is from the Calif Avocado Assoc.: "Don't expect your house plant to bear fruit. Although this does occur occasionally, it usually requires grafting. A plant grown from seed will take anywhere from five to 13 years to flower and bear fruit. Fruit on trees grown from seeds are seldom good to eat."
Posted by Bonnie from Calif on 2007-08-03 10:28:00
Repotting Avocado plantOne way to tell is to check the root ball. You should be able to tell by the amount of roots on the plant.
Posted by Martha from Texas, Zone 9 on 2006-11-04 11:09:00
As for planting outdoors, I believe they are tropical plants and will not surive in your area.