Best time to transplant an avacado plant

Asked February 27, 2019, 4:04 PM EST

Received a call in the office. A client has a 12" high avacado plant. She wants to know when is the best time (or size) to transplant to a larger pot. Could you please also pass along any other general info about growing avacados too.

Clare County Michigan indoor gardening gardening houseplants horticulture

1 Response

Thank you for contacting Ask An Expert.

An avocado is an excellent "kitchen waste" houseplant! The are fun to sprout and easy to grow. In the home environment they like bright light and humidity above 50% (which is a bit tough inside during Michigan winters). Spring is the best time to transplant just about any houseplant as increasing day length spurs growth. Plant your avocado into a container (with a drainage hole) one size up from the pot it is currently in. Repotting time is a good time to add a stake as these plants can get floppy.

In a few years your plant may outgrow your house! When this happens just start a new one (unless you want to build a greenhouse). It will not bear fruit in the home for a long time if ever.

I've included a view links with more information. Enjoy!
http://ccenassau.org/resources/avocado
http://planttalk.colostate.edu/topics/houseplants/1304-avocado/
https://lancaster.unl.edu/hort/youth/avocado.shtml