Avocado Plant

Asked January 15, 2017, 4:51 PM EST

I have been growing my avocado plant for the past 13 months. It is right now 17" in height and has 10 leaves . I started the plant from the actual nut. This past week I have noticed that the tips of a few of the leaves are turning dark and drying. I have the plant growing in a pot that does not have a good drainage but I at the same time try and not over water it. It has good sun exposure.

My question is why are the leaves starting to get dark?

If I am going to need to transplant the plant into a pot that has good drainage am I going to be able to do this with success ? Can you suggest what the best way to do the transplant.


Thank You for your suggestion.

Jack Luedke 23431 Falls Ave Warsaw Minnesota 55087

Rice County Minnesota avocado tree avocados

1 Response

Hello Jack

Please can you upload some photos of the plant.
Leaf tip browning is usually a symptom of chlorine and/or salt burn. What water are you using?

Transplanting the tree should be possible, but I'd need to see photos to advise.