Ask a Question forum: My Avocado has a weird brown tip on its stem

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Illinois (Zone 5a)
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avocadoloser
Jan 1, 2018 4:34 PM CST
I've never grown a Avocado before and this is my first time but I'm a bit worried because the tip of one of my avocados seems to look weird to me and hasn't grown for the past month. The roots however been growing quite well and I think it's ready to transfer but I'm not sure if it'll actually grow and I don't want to waste time on doing that.
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Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Jan 1, 2018 4:39 PM CST
Hi avocadoloser, Welcome!

I believe the brown tip you are seeing (if it's the brown coming from the split in the seed) is the beginning growth of your plant! Green Grin! Check out some of these images: https://www.bing.com/images/se...
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Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
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Christine
Jan 3, 2018 7:01 AM CST
I agree with Lin, time to pot that baby up Smiling
Illinois (Zone 5a)
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avocadoloser
Jan 13, 2018 10:14 PM CST
I potted it on Jan. 6th but I haven't seen any signs of growth currently. The base of the stem is green but the tip still remains brown and is quite dry to the touch. Should I break off the tip or just leave it alone for another week and see what happens till then? Thanks for the suggestions so far. Smiling
Name: Christine
Saugerties, NY zone 5a
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Christine
Jan 14, 2018 7:19 AM CST
I'd leave it alone for a few weeks, your not going to see any changes for a while Smiling
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

Region: United States of America Deer Region: Florida Charter ATP Member Million Pollinator Garden Challenge I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jan 14, 2018 11:01 AM CST
It's winter ... the little seedling may not begin to put on new growth until spring arrives with warmer temperatures. I agree with Christine, leave it alone and let it do it's thing; when it's ready, that stem will increase in height and begin to sprout leaves.
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Illinois (Zone 5a)
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avocadoloser
Jan 15, 2018 4:00 PM CST
thanks for all the help guys! Smiling

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