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danielfulloa
Jan 30, 2018 3:44 PM CST
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Good afternoon everyone,

This here is a friend's struggling avocado tree. It was the last remaining avocado from a tree that was lost during Hurricane Irma. She had noticed that the leaves were turning brown and she took em' off. She brought it to me to see if I could try to save it. It was in a small plastic container, the roots were sticking out from the bottom. I transplanted it to a bigger pot, being very careful with the roots. I added soil and fertilized. What else can I do to save it?

Thanks

Sincerely, Daniel
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Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jan 30, 2018 3:58 PM CST
If there are leaf nodes on the part of the stem that is still green (and alive - the brown part is dead), chances are it will grow new leaves. But if your friend damaged those nodes when she pulled off the leaves, chances are it will continue to die. The only thing for you to do now is be patient.
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danielfulloa
Jan 30, 2018 4:53 PM CST
Should I clip off the dead part?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jan 30, 2018 7:49 PM CST
You can but it may encourage further die-off. I would just leave it alone and wait to see what happens next. All you can really do at this point is to water it and wait for something to happen. DO NOT, under any circumstance, fertilize.
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

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