Birthday Avocado Tree
Watering: Water 1-2 times a week Sun: At least 6 hours of full sun. Pruning: There is no need to prune unless removing dead limbs. You can prune it lightly to maintain appearance.
When planting your avocado tree outdoors, leave about 10 feet of space between other trees or buildings. The best months for planting are March- June. Dig a hole 2-3 times wider than the size of the container it’s in and slightly deeper.
During winter months, apply wood chips or mulch to base to help protect the roots. Water once a week. You can use a covering during freezing nights. During cooler months, indoor Avocados will do best if misted daily, especially when you are running heat.
Potting & Container
When growing an avocado in a container make sure to use well-drained soil. Container grown avocados can reach a height between 5-7 feet. Water at least once a week and fertilize in the spring, summer, fall and winter, after the tree has been planted for one year. If you keep your avocado tree indoors, place it by a large, sunny window and spritz daily.