Growing guide

How to grow avocados

It’s easy and fun to grow avocado plants from the large seed in shop-bought fruits. They make interesting foliage houseplants for a warm, bright windowsill, although they generally only last a few years.

Quick facts

  • Houseplant and tender evergreen tree
  • Easy to grow from the seed of an avocado fruit
  • Place in a wam, bright location 
  • Like humidity and regular watering
  • Usually need replacing after a few years

All you need to know

Before you get started
Ongoing care
Pruning and training
While we think all this information will be helpful to you, we always recommend to read the instruction labels on your plants.

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