Avocado is one of the most nutritious and delicious fruits. It has excellent properties that help protect and improve our health, being rich in vitamins such as A, C and group B, and nutrients such as folic acid and potassium.

Furthermore, avocado helps lower cholesterol and triglycerides, improve vision, optimize the functioning of the heart and digestive system. In short, there are a thousand and one reasons to eat more avocados, but only one deterrent: it is very expensive.

The avocado is imported from very distant lands, and this journey, in addition to being negative for the environment, also affects the final cost.

It is precisely for this reason that we explain how to plant an avocado in a pot at home. It’s definitely not easy, but the results will be truly excellent.

Where can I grow avocado?

First of all you must choose a place on the terrace or in the garden that is well exposed to the sun : avocado loves sunlight and it is essential for its growth. If you don’t have a terrace or a garden, choose a spot near a window to grow avocados at home.

Avoid cold climates or places with very low minimum temperatures that are harmful to the avocado plant. As for the soil, make sure it is rich in nutrients and has a low pH.

How do I plant a potted avocado?

Get an avocado seed , wash it well and insert three toothpicks to create a support that can keep it suspended over a vase full of water. This operation will allow the avocado roots to develop and strengthen to support the weight of the plant.

Place the pot in a well-ventilated place exposed to the sun. Once the stem of the plant has grown and reached a height of 15 centimeters, cut it leaving about 7 centimeters. By doing this the stem will become stronger, more roots and new leaves will grow.

As soon as the first leaves appear, you can place the plant in a pot .

Remove the toothpicks from the seed and place the plant in a pot filled with potting soil. Cut the leaves when the stem exceeds 15 centimetres. Leaves exceeding a height of 30 centimeters must be cut off.

Technique for making an avocado tree bear fruit

The tree will start to grow and the next step is to wait for it to bear fruit (this takes about 5 or 6 months). However, avocado trees do not bear fruit easily , and can even take years.

A good technique you can use to speed up this process is to perform a graft. A side cut is made to the plant to allow more stems to grow.

Remember to water the avocado plant frequently .