I have a 5' avacado plant and it was doing fabulous!! it started to drop its leaves at a very fast rate now there is only 3 left. What should I do??? Can it be propogated or should i cross my fingers and hope that it will come back.
Did the leaves turn yellow before they dropped? If so it could indicate that the plant was getting too much water. The soil can dry out a bit before it is rewatered.
You can change the soil and repot the tree if you like, and then place it in a sunny window. Water with a weak fertilizer and you should shortly see new growth once it adjusts to the new soil.
Good luck with your avocado.
I have an avacado about 1 year old, four foot high. Transplanted into the garden 4 months ago...took off fine then leaves started burning up on the edges like a torch applied around the edge of leaf, no yellowing...then leaf falls off after a time.
Plant is in full sun, 90-100 degree days, 80-100% humidity on a normal day. You can see huge avacado trees in town here producing fruit, so it is not impossible. Not enough water ???? Is there a mexican variety that perhaps is better suited to south Texas ??? any suggestions.