The different types of browning on my avocado plant
Avocado tree leaf help


I have a 1 yr old avocado plant that is 2ft with is kept as a hour plant. The tips of the leafs had been turning slightly brown but i cut it off and no harm was done. However the lower(older) leafs have been turning brown but more like drying up at the tips and around the edges. In some cases it...

Asked by: Tia (3 points)   Posted:November 30, 2014

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Avocado sucker?
Training a young avocado plant in container

Avocado    Pennsylvania, USA

My avocado plant that I grew from a seed seems to be doing really well (thanks to all on PlantVillage who helped me to grow it). I have re-potted it into a large clay pot and it is outside on the porch to soak up the summer sun. The plant is growing rapidly and in addition to what I believe is a...

Asked by: Lindsay McMenemy (167 points)   Posted:August 9, 2013

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Interspersed brown spots on leaves of recently-potted avocado tree. Solution?

Avocado    Tokyo

Potted this guy about 2 weeks ago, and up until about 2 days ago he's been quite healthy-looking. I keep him indoors as it is the winter here, and it's typically a comfortable temperature. Admittedly, about a week ago I noticed a bit of whiteness (mould?) on the surface of the soil, and...

Asked by: Johnny Linnert (1 point)   Posted:February 1, 2015

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Young Avocado plant loosing all its leaves, shoots new ones but they also die...

Avocado    United Kingdom

Hi, we have a avocado plant grown from seed, its about 1 year old. Its been growing really well, until recently when all of its leaves started to gradually turn brown and fall off. I thought it was dying, but it continues to shoot new growth from the top (as in the pic) but the new leaves just...

Asked by: lyndsey (1 point)   Posted:November 6, 2018

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Avocado    None Given

Tiny fruit fails to stay on the tree and all falls off at once. Why?

Asked by: Barry Granger (1 point)   Posted:November 28, 2016

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1.25 year old avacado
To prune or not to prune

Avocado    None Given

We started our avocado from a pit a little more than a year ago. Once the roots came out and the foliage began to show we planted it into a small pot. Shortly into Spring we put it outside where it got direct sun from then to now. We transplanted it into its current pot, and although it seemed to...

Asked by: Tom Bottemiller (2 points)   Posted:September 15, 2016

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avocado growth stages in kenya

Avocado    None Given

How long does a grafted avocado seedling in Kenya take to bear fruits?

Asked by: veronica (1 point)   Posted:March 27, 2017

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Leaf of newly planted avocado after 1 week
Avocado transplanted leaf pale diagnosis

Avocado    None Given

Planted about 1 week ago, large hole with gravel at bottom and filled with store bought "native mix" soil in Southern California. Is this water related or something else. Not all leaves impacted and not uniform discoloration. Upon planting root ball did fall apart, is this shock related?

Asked by: John (1 point)   Posted:November 17, 2016

1 answer    464 views

Avocado growing two roots

Avocado    None Given

It's the first time that I see an avocado seed growing two roots. Should I keep them both? Is it ok? What does it mean?

Asked by: reem (9 points)   Posted:April 27, 2014

1 answer    1586 views

Avocado seed with root
How to pot an avocado seedling?

Avocado    Pennsylvania, USA

I have been away from home for two weeks and when I got back last night I found that my avocado seed that I have been trying to germinate in a glass of water has finally grown a root. Having spent a lot of time trying to germinate a seed, I wanted to see if anybody could give me some advice on...

Asked by: Lindsay McMenemy (167 points)   Posted:May 5, 2013

2 answers    2593 views

Avocado tree leaf burn


URGENT HELP PLEASE My 1yr old avocado plant lost its first leaf today due to the end drying up then spreading around the sides of the leaf. The leaf that was lost was its first leaf(the one closest to the bottom). I keep my avocado plant as a potted house plant. I am very concerned as the other...

Asked by: Tia (3 points)   Posted:December 6, 2014

1 answer    1450 views

Avocado tree with brown edges on the leaves, how do you fix it?

Avocado    None Given

Avocado tree with brown edges on the leaves, how do you fix it?

Asked by: Ken M Clark (1 point)   Posted:July 23, 2016

1 answer    793 views

The older avocados leaves
Avocado tree lost all its leaves


Before the winter period my avocado tree's leaves started turning brown. As time went on it got worse and worse. My largest avocado tree now has only 7 leaves left from the 22 it started with. My smaller avocado tree lost a few but seems healthy and has grown 3 new leaves back since. But my...

Asked by: Tia (3 points)   Posted:January 24, 2015

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Avocado seedling is not growing

Avocado    None Given

I don't know why, but it's been like this for 3 months and won't grow. However, the root is growing. So I'm wondering why the stem is not growing. Any help would be appreciated.

Asked by: Sindre (1 point)   Posted:April 18, 2017

1 answer    470 views

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When to fertilize?

Avocado    Morehead City, NC

I have successfully rooted avocado seeds. My only potted one is 18" tall. Leaves are turning brown on tips, new leaves on top are fine. When should I fertilize? What type?

Asked by: Linda (1 point)   Posted:February 23, 2016

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Avocado leaves turning brown and falling off

Avocado    None Given

My greenhouse avocado trees are starting to brown in this way on all the leaves. New leaves are still growing but the old ones continue to get worse with this type of inter-vein browning. The leaves are then falling off pretty regularly. Please let me know if you have any ideas what might be...

Asked by: Kristin (2 points)   Posted:May 9, 2017

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Brown leaves on my Avocado Tree

Avocado    Orlando, Fl.

The tree has produced for over 3 years, we had about 40 avocados past year. Now the leaves are brown and the bottom has new sprouts and some green leaves. We are in Central Fl.(Orlando) and we only had a few cold nights (38-42). We usually don't go much under 55 degree. What can we do? We...

Asked by: Sandi (1 point)   Posted:February 28, 2017

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Curled leaves

Avocado    None Given

My Avocados look healthy with the new leaves, but the older ones started curling upwards as if they will close. They are outdoors, in light shade, good growth and color of leaves . What could be the problem?

Asked by: reem (9 points)   Posted:February 26, 2016

1 answer    838 views

Avocado leaf tips browning! Help! What to do?

Avocado    Ontario

I just noticed today that the tips of my avocado leaves are browning. What does this mean? Please advise!

Asked by: Seed, Sow, Eat. (2 points)   Posted:August 30, 2015

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Fibers of Avocado

Avocado    Philippines

Which type of fiber are avocados richer: soluble fiber or insoluble fiber?

Asked by: Liz (1 point)   Posted:November 12, 2018

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Spotted Leaves of Avocado Tree.
Problem with Avocado Tree

Avocado    None Given

What is wrong with this Avocado tree? In South Florida, lots of blossoms. How do I treat the problem?

Asked by: Cee Gordon (1 point)   Posted:March 4, 2017

1 answer    428 views

My Avocado Tree
Avocado looks sick

Avocado    None Given

Hi all, I am new here and glad I found this site. I had two avocado tree's. One died because of heavy rains as I live in mid Florida, the other which is pictured has now started losing its leaves and they are heavy brown tipped. I found something which called it as Anthracnose disease. But I...

Asked by: scott (1 point)   Posted:May 11, 2017

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Can I cut the black tip off of my 2 year old avacado tree?

Avocado    Lakewood, WA

I have an avacado tree that I grew from a seed. It did amazingly well last summer and I brought it inside for the winter where it continued to do well. I put it outside a little too early and, I'm pretty sure the plant went into shock. I brought it back inside where it seems to have re-bounded,...

Asked by: Shannon Mehl (1 point)   Posted:July 23, 2014

2 answers    1926 views

one leaf with the problem
Brown spots and curling leaves on Avocado

Avocado    None Given

I've had this plant for 9 months at least. I first noticed leaf tip curling on the plant maybe a few months / a month ago. However that is not my main concern; I'm more worried about the small brown spots that have recently developed within the last 1-2 weeks. They are just small brown spots but...

Asked by: Rahul (1 point)   Posted:March 25, 2016

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Avocado seed set up to germinate (or not)
Avocado seed won't germinate, what's the problem?

Avocado    Pennsylvania, USA

By way of illustration to a user back in February, I tried my hand at germinating an avocado seed from a store bought fruit. The picture is dated 2/6 and the original post can be found here: I must rather sheepishly admit that my avocado seed has failed...

Asked by: Lindsay McMenemy (167 points)   Posted:March 28, 2013

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Leaves damaged by fungal attack or nutrient deficiency.
(Hojas con la presencia de ataque de hongos o deficiencia nutricional)
Avocado (Aguacate)

Avocado    None Given

Necrosis on tips of avocado leaves. It appears in old leaves of the growth of the previous cycle in all the tree. (Necrosis en puntas de las hojas de aguacate. Se presenta en hojas viejas del crecimiento del ciclo anterior en toda la copa del árbol)

Asked by: Rodrigo Castillo (1 point)   Posted:March 21, 2017

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What kind is the seed on the left?
Avocado seed germination and seed differences

Avocado    Pennsylvania, USA

In what may be the most badly designed scientific experiment ever I set up 2 new avocado seeds to germinate last night. I only bought two avocados and decided to set one up in soil, and one in water (I will now have to repeat the entire process in order to determine if it was seed type or the...

Asked by: Lindsay McMenemy (167 points)   Posted:April 5, 2013

2 answers    3125 views

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Avocado    None Given

My avocado tree is 10 years old . It flowers every year but doesn't set fruit. What could the problem be?

Asked by: Joe Alsip (1 point)   Posted:April 1, 2016

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Avocado tree sucker, should I cut it off?

Avocado    Ontario

I have a 5-month avocado tree that has had a sucker shooting out on the side almost a month since it started growing. I'm wondering whether I should cut if off as I have read that the sucker usually steals nutrients from the rest of the tree. Have any of you had this experience? If so, what did...

Asked by: Seed, Sow, Eat. (2 points)   Posted:August 30, 2015

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Avocado tree about 6 years old

Avocado    sebastian,florida

Recently large branches on my tree are withering then turning totally brown. The rest of the tree looks great. Can you tell me what might be wrong with it? thank you

Asked by: Patty (1 point)   Posted:November 28, 2015

2 answers    957 views