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

Answer from NGA
March 4, 2011


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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