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Henderson, NV
Nov 26, 2017 8:05 AM CST
My plants are between 1 to 2 years old. One plants lost all leaves and died. The second and oldest has lost all of its leaves but the stalk is green and sturdy. Now the 3rd's leaves are starting to turn brown and curl in. I know I will lose one leaf soon. The remaining two leaves have small brown spots. They were so very healthy and pretty and now this. I don't know what to do.
Greece (Zone 10b)
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Nov 26, 2017 3:29 PM CST
Hi! Could you take some photos of the remaining plants and upload? It will make a huge difference for members to see them, they can evaluate so many things from an image rather than from a description. Smiling
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Robin Wall Kimmerer
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Garden Sages Plant Identifier
Nov 26, 2017 3:50 PM CST

Are your avocados in pots or in the ground? If in the ground, in the middle of your lawn or in a dedicated garden/orchard?
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
Nov 27, 2017 8:58 AM CST
I agree with above.
Off hand, I think, watering issue .
They need well draining soil. Root root, if feet wet. Shallow watering, twice a week, as roots are in top 6-8 inches of soil. Deep watering, twice a year, to wash salts away from root zone. 👍👍👍 Like one two three.
Or was that four ? Shrug!
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.

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