Reviving an indoor avocado plant - Knowledgebase Question

new york, ny
Question by jbass43314
March 4, 2011
Hello - I have an avaocado plant that I grew from seed. It grew to be about three feet tall with many beautigul leaves. I went away for two weeks. I put self-watering spikes in the pot. when I returned (October) the plant was dry, the leaves were drooping. Eventually they fell off. No new buds have formed. It is just a tall


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Answer from NGA
March 4, 2011

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There may still be hope for your plant if the roots remained alive during the droughty conditions when you were gone. Watering regularly will help - pruning off the obviously dead top won't hurt. In fact, pruning usually encourages new growth. I'd just snip off the top and wait a few weeks. If the roots are still alive you should see new leaves developing. Let's hope for the best!

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