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How to Water Avocado Trees

How to Water Avocado Trees

How to Water Avocado Trees. If you grow an avocado tree, it will take years to bear fruit, but when it finally rewards your efforts, enjoy yourself. Avocados are low in cholesterol and are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin K, vitamin C and folate. Though high in fat, the fat in them is monounsaturated fat, the kind that lowers cholesterol and...

If you grow an avocado tree, it will take years to bear fruit, but when it finally rewards your efforts, enjoy yourself. Avocados are low in cholesterol and are a good source of dietary fiber, vitamin K, vitamin C and folate. Though high in fat, the fat in them is monounsaturated fat, the kind that lowers cholesterol and triglycerides, according to WebMD. Many people grow young avocado trees in pots before moving them outdoors. They make attractive houseplants and evergreen garden plants.
Things You'll Need
Pot with drainage hole
Ensure that excess water can drain away from the plant. Plant avocado trees in well-drained soil to prevent too much moisture. Put smaller plants into pots with drainage holes. Avocados are susceptible to root rot and cannot survive in wet soil.
Thoroughly moisten the soil when watering, but not so much that you leave the soil soggy. For a potted plant, water should drain from the hole in the bottom of the pot. Water from above rather than allowing the avocado tree to sit in a saucer of water. If excess water remains in the saucer, pour it out. Allow the soil to dry out before watering again. The frequency of watering will depend upon how dry conditions are where the plant is growing.
Water deeply on a regular basis once you know how long it takes the soil to dry. Small, frequent amounts of water won't get to the roots and the plant will dry in spite of this regular watering.

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