How do You Transfer an Avocado Tree From Water to Soil? Complete Guide!

Transferring your avocado tree from water to soil is a very critical step in your avocado tree’s life. The right moment and approach to transferring an avocado tree from water to soil leads to a healthy plant life.

Thus, you ought not to miss any of the following considerations whenever you intend to shift your avocado seeding from water the farm.  Recently, there has been several questions as to why some of the challenges or unhealthy aspects encountered by some farmers. In this regards, there are some questions being answered hereby. Let us look at some of the most common ones.

The best way to transfer avocado tree is to gently remove the tree from container and keep the soil around the roots, do not remove the soil. Gently place the tree in the hole and fill it with the additional soil.

Does Keeping Avocado in Water Work?

Keeping avocado seedlings in the water helps maintain the flow of phloem and xylem through the stem. Although, you must be cautious in the manner you put your plant in water. It should not overstay neither should it be left un-watered for long.

Remember, water is an essential element in a plants life and nourishes the leaves for continued process of photosynthesis.  However, there is an optimal time for keeping the avocado seedling in water.

Unless the seedling is at the transfer point, do not let the seedling to overstay in the water. This is because the keeping of seedlings in water is a temporary measure and should only happen in between the transfer from the seedbed to the firm. 

Therefore, water works wonders for keeping avocado seedlings during their transfer for planting, though with a limit to the time they stay in water.

Should I Cut Off Brown Avocado Leaves?

Pruning is important but not always. When your avocado tree leaves turn brown it may be an indication that you have overly used fertilizers. Consequently, if you immediately cut off brown avocado leaves, you will leave very few leaves on the plant. This aspect will lead to reduction in the extent of photosynthesis occurring in your plant and hence less nourishment for the plant.

As such, you should be considerate of the level at which you cut off the brown avocado leaves. Besides, the cutting off should be the last resolve after managing the amount of fertilizer being added.

However, there comes a time when you have to cut off the leaves. At some point the leaves get withered and dry and cannot be restored to live. At such a juncture, you can cut them off as they will not be contributing to any growth in the plant.

When your avocado tree leaves curl to a point that they are unhealthy, it is always important to consider eliminating them to avoid having a dried out plant. Prune well and avoid the leaves, which may as well start rotting, from affecting the stem.

What Does Over-watered Avocado Look Like?

One of the key indicators of over watered avocado tree is having a root rot. Rotting roots are unable to proceed with their function in supplying water to the leaves. As a consequence, the inadequately nourished avocado leaves turn yellow or brown and also curly.

This is an indication that the plant has lost its health. In addition, any leaves that grow during such a period will be sparse and very tiny. Additionally, the stem of the plant is also soft to touch.

However, sometime you will note the characteristics at an early stage. This means that you will be able to redress it before the plant is badly affected. When the roots are noted to be mushy, the plant cannot be saved. In addition slow growth is evident when the avocado tree is overwatered. The leaves will be distorted.

Rotting roots will as well smell of decay and have an indication of unhealthy condition. In such a state, the root rot has already affected the entire system to a level that cannot be revived. Therefore, it is very important to check the amount of water you use for a seedling or your avocado tree.

Why are The Leaves On My Avocado Tree Turning Brown and Curling?

Your avocado tree will turn brown and start curling when there is a deficiency of nutrients or when there is a discrepancy in the care practices you offer to the plant. As indicated above, sometimes you must gauge what could be the real cause of your avocado tree turning brown and curling. You must be ready to address the way you water your plant, the amount and kind of fertilizer you use, the exposure of the plant to the light, and the attention accorded to the seedling.

Avocado Leaves
Avocado Leaves

Too much water and especially water with high levels of alkalinity pose unfavorable condition for your plant to thrive in. This alkaline state hinders osmosis and will trigger the wilting of your leaves, and ultimately the leaves with turn curly.

The wilting foliage comes as a result of inadequate oxygen intake. In other instances, the same will be accompanied with stunted growth as insufficient absorption of nutrients. However, when you some powdery mildew on the leaves or on the stem, this could be an additional fungal infection on your plant.

You must pay attention to this as early as possible and deploy the right remedial where possible.

Why do Avocado Tree Turn Yellow?

A condition known as interveinal yellowing has been identified as one main situation for seedlings. This state is commonly associated with Zinc deficiency. Besides, the yellowing has mainly been linked to adding too much water for your avocado tree. When you take the plant to the soil, you must ensure that the baseline for watering the plant is 50 percent.

This means that you only water the plant after the 50 percent water content in the soil has dried out. You will note this through feeling the soil with your hand. You now know the reason for avocado tree leaves turning yellow. Always be careful to evaluate your farming inputs and how you address each. Be careful and seek advice when you note these signs.

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