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Feb 10, 2018 1:47 AM CST
I've grown an avocardo tree from it's seed. It's about a year old and recently repotted in potting mix because I previously had it in poor soil. It didn't seem to react well. It lost it's leaves and the top part of the stalk has died. It's now started to grow back leaves and I'm wondering should I prune the dead part of the stalk, or should I just leave it? Cheers
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Name: Christine
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Feb 10, 2018 6:42 AM CST
I would, but use sharp, clean pruning shears, hold the good growth when you cut so as not to up-root it, the dead section is hard. Other members will have more advice for you Smiling

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Feb 10, 2018 8:43 AM CST
Yes, prune the black part. They tend to make just one skinny trunk, but you might even have a couple stems going and get a fuller plant. That is a huge pot for the current plant.- but since it is growing you must be on the right track.
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