Avocados are tropical trees which cannot be planted in the region where the temperature drops below 10°C. And that is the reason they aren’t available in all the parts of the world but most of the countries import them from some western regions. But we are here to solve this problem for you. You can grow your avocado plant in a pot, all you have to do is move it around to make sure optimal contact to favourable climatic conditions. Following is the step by step procedure of how you can grow the avocado at home:
Select the bowl:
If you are going to grow an avocado in a pot and have no intention to transfer it in some open air place then you must get the pot which is 15 gallon pot with water drainage holes at its bottom. Drainage holes are essential because water drainage is basically the key to the good growth of the plant and the fruit. If your pot doesn’t have any holes for water extraction than the plant will die in 2 or 3 days because it will be saturated and that will affect the roots and the whole plant.
As far as the soil is concerned to get a soil that catches light, like a mixture for cactuses, at your lawn centre. To help sewer excess water away, you can also lay some pebbles at the bottom of the pot before filling it up with the soil.
Planting the plant:
Cautiously remove the little plant from the ‘AvoSeedo’ (an artificial planting bowl in which your avocado seed starts growing at the start before you put the little tree in the pot) when your pot is ready to get the tree. Untie the roots if it has too. Now make a hole, deep and big enough for the avocado roots and its pit to fit in. Blow the roots out as much as probable. Fill the hole in, stuffing the soil casually around the bottom. Leave the top half of the avocado pit open to avoid the base of the sprout trunk from decomposing under the soil in the pot.
How to care for an avocado plant?
Your home planted avocado tree is planted now, it’s all on you how you let it grow because the right amount of watering at the right time is the basic key to the good growth of the plant and the life of the fruits. Like we stated the earlier excess amount of water is dangerous for the roots and the whole plant. While pouring water, pour a very little amount of it and keep checking the soil with your finger and make sure the excess water is getting drained from the bottom of the plant. You don’t have to fertilize the plant in first year but in later years fertilizing twice a year is recommended.