Next time you buy an avocado fruit, don’t throw away its seed. You can save it to grow your on avocado tree. You can either grow it indoor, in a pot, or outdoor, in your garden. The avocado tree is a very beautiful plant for indoor decorations, but also, a good tree for any garden.
Growing an avocado tree from seeds it’s very easy. Here is what you need:
- an avocado
- a glass
- 3 toothpicks
- a flower pot
- flower soil
Step 1: Cut your avocado in half, carefully, without harming the seed. Remove half of the fruit, then, with a tablespoon, remove the seed from the other half of the fruit. Do it carefully because the seed has a very moist shell.
Step 2: Wash the avocado seed with cold water. Be careful to remove any trace of the pulp. Then, with a paper towel remove any water from the seed. Then, carefully remove the brown skin from the seed.
Step 3: Take a look at the seed. Every avocado seed have a pointed end and a rounded end. The pointed end must be up, otherwise your avocado will not grow. In the middle of the seed put the 3 toothpicks at equal distances.
Step 4: Fill the glass with fresh water and add the side on the top of it. The rounded end of the seed must be one inch in the water. Make sure the glass is always full of water, otherwise the roots will not grow.
Step 5: After 6-8 weeks, the roots will be developed and on the top of the seed will grow the first leaves. When the little plant has 4-7 leaves it is time to plant it in soil. You can either plant it in the garden or in a flower pot. An avocado tree only grows in places with hot climate, where the temperatures don’t drop below 8 degrees Celsius.
Step 6: Make sure the pot has drainage holes. If not, make some with a drill, then fill the pot with flower soil. When the pot is full with soil, make a little hole in the middle so half of the seed to fit in. The other half of the seed must stay outside.
Step 7: Place the pot in a sunny area of your home. Be careful to water it any two to three days, so the soil remain moist. Don’t allow the soil to dry, but, at the same time, don’t add to much water, because the plant will die.
Now all you have to do is enjoy its beauty and fruits.
You can also read: 5 beautiful plants for shade gardens
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