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May 16, 2018 3:24 PM CST
Prosper, TX
I have a potted avocado plant that is starting to look pretty bad. Some leaves have brown spots on them and are curling up, but new ones are still growing from the top. I water it once a week. We keep it inside near a window where it gets partial sunlight throughout the day. I am wondering if the cool indoor temperature is a problem for the plant. Pictures below. Any advice on keeping this plant healthy would be much appreciated.

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May 16, 2018 4:50 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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I suspect your little tree is not getting enough water. You really can't water any plant on a schedule so try watering when the soil feels dry 1" down.
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May 16, 2018 5:37 PM CST
Name: Will Creed
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I see only one damaged leaf. Was that one leaf exposed to direct sun or something very hot or cold? When you water, do you water thoroughly so that some water trickles through the drain hole?
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