DIY Avocado Tree - How to Grow Avocado Tree From Seed

Sibel | little.crafter
by Sibel | little.crafter
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12 Months

Today let’s talk about some different kind of DIY - plant baby, a project that took a year before coming to life!

I grew this indoor avocado plant from a seed to a tree (to be). By no means did I know if it was going to work to begin with, but I’m glad to see it’s working!!

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Here’s what I did:

Step 1: Root. There are different ways to do it. The approach I took was to wrap the seed in a wet paper towel and left it in a sealed sandwich bag for 2 months/ or until the root comes out.

Step 2: Grow in water. Place the root in water and maybe with the seed half-submerged too. Wait for the seed to sprout. This can take couple of months depending on how much sun and heat your avocado gets. Sunlight is the key here.

Step 3: Pot in soil when the plant is 15cm tall or when water doesn’t provide enough nutrition. Use soil and planter with good drainage. And continue placing the plant under a lot of sunshine.


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Here's what it looks like today! Isn't it magic?!

Have you grown an avocado tree from seed before? Let me know how you grew yours and how old it is! Let’s bounce some ideas! 🙌

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  • Daisy@TX Daisy@TX on Feb 06, 2022

    I placed two seeds in moist paper towels snd in a zip lock bag. Checked on them two weeks later and they were moldy. Ugh. what did I not do right?

  • Monica Monica on Jan 14, 2023

    I have an avocado tree almost 3 meters tall. It never had fruits allthough it must be at least 10 years old. I just planted the seed or avocado stone in soil in a pot. And changed the pot as it grew. Any idea on how to get fruits !

    we live in a perfect climate for avocados

    ( Spain ).

    Thank you for your inspirational post !

  • Janet Janet on Jan 27, 2024

    I just stuck my seed on top of the soil in a pot with another plant. It started growing right away. My tree is over two feet tall now in a tiny planter. We will transplant as soon as the weather gets warmer.

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  • Happy Days Hometalker Happy Days Hometalker on Jan 15, 2023

    I too tried the same method, no fruit after several years. I bought a miniature avocado tree at a nursery that was graphed, apparently this is the key according to the salesperson, it produced like crazy, we live in Southern California.

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    • Daisy@TX Daisy@TX on Jan 27, 2024

      Perhaps it was graphed male and female trees? Mine are eventually growing.

  • Susan Mandel Susan Mandel on Jan 15, 2023

    Did this avocado trick when I was in grammar school. Followed instructions and we ended up with a tree,(small but growing. It is worth a try. When it stops raining I will plant another. We have lots a room for trees