Did you know that an avocado tree can be grown indoors? Yep, in a nutshell, avocado trees are grown indoors in all USDA growing zones. Whether or not they bear fruit, they make for great house plants.
You can start your avocado tree from the seed, or juvenile trees can be purchased from a retailer. When growing them indoors, they thrive the best when they are in a south or west-facing window and can receive around six hours of sunlight.
Avocado trees that grow from the seed take about ten years to start producing fruit. If your purchase a tree, they normally can take around three to four years.
How to Grow an Avocado Indoors
If you’re wondering how to grow an avocado indoors, we have you covered. To start, you’ll need some basic supplies such as a container with good drainage, growing media to fill the container, add the seed from the fruit from the grocery store.
Growing an avocado indoors takes a little bit more work than it may seem. Overall, they’re pretty low-maintenance plants. Avocados need plenty of light and warm temperatures to survive. Make sure you don’t over water your plant while maintaining a high humidity level.
Unlike many other fruit trees, they won’t ripe the plant. When it reaches its mature size, pick it and let it sit for a few days. If it shrivels up and never softens, it wasn’t time to harvest. Pick your fruit every few days until they ripen. Then pick the avocados you want while leaving the rest on the tree!