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Chicago, Il
Sep 23, 2017 8:53 AM CST
I have two avacado trees, on 3-4 ft and one 2-3ft. The larger one's leaves have started to droop and curl. I have attached pictures. The smaller one is right next to the larger one. Both have the same watering pattern, every two days. I would appreciate any insight!

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Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Sep 24, 2017 11:03 AM CST
I have 3 diferent varieties. Around 3 or 4 years old. They seem to be fickle, with drooping leaves. There droppy, several weeks, then there perkey, several weeks. Back and forth.
Something going on with the one in first pic ? The center tip of one of mine started doing same thing.
I cut the stem back to heathy looking stem, and ! POW ! It seamed like overnite, it started putting on new growth. 😮😁😁😁

They could be rootbound. Soil cant hold water. Give them a bottom-watering. Put in pail of water for 20 minutes. Then to bigger pot. Be sure to open rootball some.

Next spring, after frosts, its time to put them in ground. I'm not sure, if they will ever produce in pot.

Feeder roots are only in top 6 to 8 inches of soil, and extend 4 feet + beyond drip line. Keep in mind when diging. And keep area clear of other plants, including grass.

Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.

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