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Avodaco plant

status049status049 Posts: 28
I planted this seedling in my garden after growing this from a seed and would appreciate some advice on its care. It was originally potbound for a couple of years kept inside  and it looked decided unhealthy before planting it outside it about a month ago. It seems to be doing quite well now but it may not survive an English winter. Should  I repot it and bring it indoors in late Autumn? What sort of plant food is recommended?Many thanks


  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 83,915
    If your garden is very sheltered and in the south of the UK it may survive ... there are some large ones growing in gardens in London. 

    If if not I would repot it now before the roots begin to spread ..  some help here ...

    Once it’s settled in its new pot I would cut it back by a third so that it bushes out and becomes an attractive houseplant rather than ‘stick with some leaves at the top’ which is how they so often turn out. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • treehugger80treehugger80 Posts: 1,923
    i'd get it in a large pot, that way if we have a serious cold snap you can move it and you're not disturbing the roots repeatedly
  • status049status049 Posts: 28
    As I live in North West London and the plant is in a relatively sheltered spot in the garden, hopefully it should survive a winter. Is there a recommended special plant food use or should I just use fertiliser?
    Many thanks for all your replies. Much appreciated. 
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 16,696
    I hope you have plenty of space if you are growing it outside.   It grows well with giant tortoise poo  as a fertiliser.
    The bumps underneath on the left hand side are about 3 ft across.

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  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,148
    Have a look at this info and then proceed as you think best but remember they are trees form the tropics - no frosts and plenty of warm days and nights for them to be happy.-

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
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