I have tried growing an avocado tree a few times and have finally had some success. I started this one in May and potted the little tree yesterday. The process has taken patience and a bit of faith. As my friend Debbie put it, when I sent her a photo of the first leaf, there is perseverence to be found here– as is often the case with nature.
Here are a few tips that I did figure out with my tree:
- Change the water once a week to prevent mold
- Use toothpicks! Don’t get too creative when suspending the pit
- Needs moderate sunlight
- Don’t give up!