Growing avocados from seed indoors are not at all impossible. We have seen many homes with fruit-bearing trees in their homes and they look professional.
Some households even have papayas growing in their kitchen. When growing avocadoes indoor, you need to steer clear from thinking they are huge trees. While avocadoes can grow big and tall, avocados that are grown indoor are smaller.
Today on the blog, we are going to tackle the different techniques on how to grow avocado indoor.
How to Grow an Avocado Seed?
Avocados are one of the superb products of summer. High in sustenance and flavor, nothing signals the beginning of summer like a fiery lime guacamole plunge with tortilla chips. Whenever you’re making guacamole or cutting an avocado for a serving of mixed greens, take a stab at saving your pits to develop into avocado trees.
It’s shockingly simple to develop your own avocado tree from seed. And it makes an extraordinary instructive task for home and homerooms. Look at our helpful dandy aide underneath, complete with photographs, to figure out how to grow an avocado tree inside from seed.
Remove and clean pit
Start by removing the pit from the avocado cautiously. Make sure you don’t cut it. Next, wash it clean of all the avocado organic products. It helps with absorbing the pit some water for a couple of moments and afterward scour all the excess natural product off. Be mindful so as not to remove the earthy-colored skin on the pit – that is the seed cover.
Look for the top and the end
Some avocado pits are marginally oval. Others are formed practically like wonderful circles. However, all avocado pits have a ‘base’ (from where the roots will develop), and a ‘top’ (from which the fledgling will develop). The marginally pointier end is the top, and the level end is the base.
Piece it with three toothpicks
Toothpicks should come in handy when growing avocados from seed indoors. Take three toothpicks and stick them at a slight descending point into the avocado seed.
You need to separate them uniformly around the circuit of the avocado. These toothpicks are your avocado platform. They will permit you to rest the base portion of the avocado in water, so consequently, the toothpicks should be wedged in there solidly.
Avocado Plant Care
When avocado is grown as a houseplant, it is often grown from seed (the fruit pits) that can be sprouted in water or directly in potting soil.
Established plants will do best in sunny windows. Fertilize them regularly in spring and summer with a balanced granular fertilizer.
Avocados grown indoors are mostly novelty plants. If you want it to bear fruit and turn into the tree it really is, you’ll have to move your avocado outside, but this may only work if you live in a warmer climate.
Like banana trees, avocado plants thrive in full sun. They will tolerate some shade, but potted indoor plants generally need the brightest spot you can find. If you’re starting from a seed, the seed can be kept on a bright windowsill until roots form, and the first leaves emerge.
Give the plant water when the soil is dry to the touch. Avocado plants should be kept continuously moist, but never soggy, and adequate drainage is essential. Watch for leaf yellowing, which is a sign of too much water.
Avocado plants prefer warm growing seasons, but can take winter temperatures down to 50 degrees Fahrenheit, when growth will slow.
A rich, fast-draining potting soil mix is ideal.
Indoor avocado houseplants have vastly different fertilizer needs than outdoor avocado trees. To keep your avocado houseplant’s deep green leaves, fertilize it with a small amount of water-soluble food about every three months.
Pinching back leaves will help the plant’s stem stay strong and give the plant an overall bushy growth habit. When the plant reaches 12 inches tall, trim the tip and top leaves right above a growth node. This will encourage healthy lateral growth. As the plant grows, you may need to stake the stem to help support its weight and keep the stem from bending over or snapping
Common Problems With Avocado
The most common problem with the otherwise easy-to-grow avocado houseplant is excess salt in the soil. Keep an eye out for a white crust on the soil, which means there’s an excess of salt build-up from the fertilizer. Flush the pot regularly.2