Grow your own avocado plant from seed
How to grow an Avocado plant?
Avocados are hip and happening. You won’t find a lunch menu without the miraculous fruit. We understand that hype! Avocados are not only delicious, but also contain a lot of nutritious substances. A win-win situation!
Still, the massive demand for avocados causes some problems. But we are happy to help you with that! You can easily create your own avocado plant. You don’t actually cut an avocado plant, but you grow one. And we’ll explain how!
- Clean knife
- Glass or vase
- Kitchen paper
- Sandwich bag
Successful avocado plant propagation
There are several ways to grow an avocado plant. For example, this could be done in water, but also through a sealed sachet. The latter has our preference! Not only easier, but also has a higher success rate. This will not always work, because nature does whatever it wants.
An avocado seed in water has never made a successful plant with us. Still we like to explain both ways to you. Who knows, you might have more luck! In any case, it’s worth a try.
Preparation is everything! The method you choose has an influence on the supplies you need.
Grow an Avocado plant in 4 steps
Step 1: Eat a tasty avocado sandwich
First make a nice sandwich with avocado or create a tasty guacamole. After that, you’ll be able to finish off the spunk.
Fill a glass with water and lower the clean wick into it. Leave the brown peel around the wick.
Step 2: Remove the brown layer from the wick
After 24 hours, remove the wick from the glass of water, and carefully remove the brown piece of sheet. Put the wick on three pieces of kitchen paper and spray it moist with a water spray. Fold the kitchen paper with the wick in it and place it in a sealable sandwich bag.
Step 3: Let the wick germinate
Place the bag in a place with room temperature. It does not matter if the bag is in a light place. After about 3 weeks you will see that the wick has cracked open and roots have formed. In between you can check if the kitchen paper is still moist. Without moisture the wick will not germinate properly.
Step 4: Take care of the cuttings
Now add four sticks. These sticks need to be in the middle of the wick. Are the skewers firmly attached? Then you can fill a bowl or glass with water and let the wick ‘hang’ in it. Make sure you have the bottom of the wick in the water, up to about the middle of the wick. You can always add water or pour it away.
And then it’s just waiting! Wait until the wick slowly bursts open and lets roots and a stem grow.
Grow your own houseplant
As soon as your avocado plant has developed firm roots, and you see its stem growing, leaves will quickly appear. In this way your plant gets more shape and starts to look more and more like a houseplant. As soon as this is the case you can repot the plant to soil. Put the avocado plant in a nice flowerpot and in a few years you’ll have your own avocados! Patience is a virtue.