Growing avocado seeds is a great way to add green to your home and make your place warm and peaceful. You can place it alone for a minimalist decor or mix it with more houseplants for an indoor jungle style.
It is also an amazing and easy gardening project to do with our kids as they get to observe how nature germinate.
One sure thing though is that it’s almost impossible to get avocado fruits from your plant. It is very easy to make it grow but very difficult to make a tree out of it since they easily develop disease.
It takes about 6 to 8 weeks for an avocado seed to develop and be ready for planting, Patience is key. You don’t have to plant it when sprouted, you can choose to keep it on an avocado planter placed on top of a glass jar and enjoy the roots as much as the leaves.
Prepare the seed
Remove the seed without damaging it with the knife. If the avocado is mature enough, you can take it off with a soft squeeze of the outside of the avocado. Wash it gently with water, wrap it in a damp paper towel and place it in a zip bag, but don’t zip it! Store the bag in a cupboard, where there is no direct light.
Wait for something to happen
Wait for a few weeks and then check every 4-5 days. You can change the paper towel at any stage of the process if you feel like it’s too wet. You should observe the seed slowly cracking at the bottom of it. Keep checking on it every few days until a first root comes out. At this stage you will see that it is very easy to take the peel out of the seed. few
Place it on a ceramic sprouter
Once some roots have started to grow to at least half an inch, you can place the seed on the ceramic avocado sprouter and watch it grow. You can also plant it in soil, but personally I find beautiful all the roots circling in the water. I actually collect glass containers with different shapes and place them together with the avocado plants on top of it.
Avocado plant care:
- Keep your avocado in a sunny location.
- Pinch the stem back every time it grows another 6 inches to encourage new branches to appear.