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May 11, 2020 1:09 PM CST
|Hi all, any help here would be much appreciated.
I have an avocado plant, grown from stone in a pot (in doors in the UK) and it has been fine for a few years, this week something odd has started happening. All the new leaves growing are turning very soft and then drooping but all established leaves are fine.
I read that drooping was a sign of 'wet feet' so I put it out in the sun and have stopped watering to let it dry out. The leaves which were first affected have now firmed up (but are all a bit misshapen as a result of the trauma) but now a new set of leaves above have done exactly the same thing. Any thoughts?
May 11, 2020 4:34 PM CST
|Avocados make very poor house plants. They need sun, heat, and fast drainage to thrive, and they are very large trees when all is well.|
May 12, 2020 1:54 AM CST
|Duly noted, but that doesn't answer the question at all.|
May 12, 2020 5:01 AM CST
|Yes it does. The answer is that avocados do not make good house plants. Yours is suffering from not enough sunshine. The older they get, the more they suffer.
A lack of sufficient sunshine can not be overcome by putting it outside for a few hours. It needs sunshine each and every day.
A quality plant light may offer some help but ultimately it will continue to suffer going forward. Everyone thinks it is so cool to grow the pit, get a plant, have it grow, but everyone ends up at this exact same point. They do not get enough sun while growing indoors.
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May 12, 2020 8:27 AM CST
|It is very hard to keep Avocadoes looking good when grown indoors because they tend to become very tall and lanky. Indoors, they must be kept in a very sunny location, but the outdoor sun for an indoor plant will cause leaves to burn.
I suspect that the original droopiness that you were concerned about was caused by the soil getting too dry. If you post a photo that shows the entire plant and its pot and if you describe your watering routine, we may be able to help you better.
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