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Mar 25, 2018 5:10 PM CST
What's wrong with this plant?
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Name: Will Creed
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WillC
Mar 25, 2018 6:37 PM CST
Maybe too much sun. Was it inside initially and then brought outside?
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Name: Bill
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BigBill
Mar 25, 2018 7:21 PM CST
How long has it been in that soil and in that pot? The leaves might be a little light on substance, kind of papery, too thin.
Now if memory serves don't avacados produce leaves that are a little like" sandpaper" to the touch? Rough feeling.
Will knows his stuff to be sure. He is probably spot on about the light intensity but do you fertilize it? If so with what and how often?
I grew avacados with my kids when they were little, first in water then moved them to soil. They sprouted on a windowsill and were of thicker stems and more squat in stature. Would low light make them a bit " leggy"? Wouldnt they get leggy reaching towards stronger light?
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Name: Bill
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BigBill
Mar 26, 2018 6:48 AM CST
I remembered overnight that I recently was gifted an avocado because it wasn't doing well. I gave it back after it recovered.
This was tall and sparsely leaved. I cut the stem back just above a node and kept it more shaded. It took about three weeks before leaves sprouted but they were smaller, a richer green color and spaced very close together on the stem.
Perhaps yours is in too much light making for a leggy plant?
The one that I gave back was grown bright with just a couple of hours of late afternoon sun.
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sallyg
Mar 26, 2018 9:38 AM CST
I see the one leaf all dried out. Did it get very, very dry before the picture? Mine never wilts when dry, but leaves will dry up.
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Name: Philip Becker
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Philipwonel
Mar 26, 2018 10:05 AM CST
Looks normal to me. Just like the one a friend started from seed, and gave me, two yrs ago. It was getting only morning sun, outside, at my buddies place. When he gave it to me, it went directly into full sun, in my front yard. She never stopped a beat. Been growing like crazy horse.

New growth grows lighter green.
I think, winter sun, with less intensity, is cause of such lite leaves. It could need avacodo/citrus fertilizer. Has it been inside all winter ? They are susceptible to root rot, they need well draining soil like catus. Your soil doesent look very well draining. If your not going to plant her in ground very soon, or if she is going to be a potted plant, I might, change soil, now.
When you water, If water runs out of bottom of pot within thirty seconds, then you have well draining soil. If not, use soil mix, as below.

Equal parts of, catus soil, and perlite.

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