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How To Grow Avocado Indoors

November 30, 2022 2 min read

How To Grow Avocado Indoors

Always wanted to grow your own avocado plant? With our awesome guide to growing an avocado tree from the seed indoors, you can! Itwillleave you with abeautiful green-leafed baby avocado tree. 

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Your avocado plant may never fruit actual avocados, it can take 10 years for an avocado tree to mature enough for it to start growing fruit. But with patience and time, you’ll be left with a pretty cool specimen with roots and long, oval-shaped leaves.

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Quick tip! Extract the avocado seed with a spoon and not a knife! We want an unbroken seed for these methods.

Method 1

🥑 Wash the avocado seed with water to get all the avocado off.

🥑 Insert 3 toothpicks into the seed and suspend the seed with the broad end of the seed down over a glass of water.  

🥑 Cover about an inch of the seed with water.

🥑 Keep in a warm place but avoid direct sunlight.

🥑 Change the water every few couple of days.

🥑 Within the next 2-6 weeks your seed should start sprouting! Let the plant grow to about 15cm then cut it back to about 7cm or half of the length of the plant. This will help encourage stronger root growth.

🥑 Once the roots have grown thick and dense and the stem has new leaves, you can plant your baby avocado tree in a 25cm pot with good drainage. Make sure you leave half the seed still exposed above the soil. Or you can leave your beautiful avocado seed in its watery home and it will happily continue growing.

Method 2

🥑 Clean the avocado seed and peel the skin off the pip. This will prevent it from getting mouldy. You can do this while the skin is still wet but it will be easier to peel if you let it dry.

🥑 Grab a wet paper towel and a zip-lock bag. Wrap the seed in a paper towel and place it in the bag.

🥑 Then in 2-3 weeks, your seed will have sprouted roots! Place in a jar of water or pot as explained in Method 1.

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There you have it! Two easy ways to grow avocado plants from the seed. Follow our socials for more fun and easy ways to grow your own plants and food at home and subscribe to our newsletter to receive updates and other blogs similar to this one. Avo good one! 🥑

By Charlotte Sheridan

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