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First time newbie here:
I've received an avocado tree as a gift no so long ago (April 3rd) since I always wanted to have one (although planting it myself from scratch hehe). However, my plant has been having some problems since I had it. I'll list out all the information I can so it'd be easier to explain. It's a Hass plant.
- I've watered it twice since I received it (the 3rd and the 8th of April) (with tap water, my bad, and the pH in Madrid's tap water seems to be from 7 to 8,5 , so it's alkaline. http://madridsalud.es/control-del-agua-del-grifo/)
- The climate here is cold these last couple of days, but I leave the window closed during the night (Madrid, going 5 Celsius to 15 these last couple of days.
- I have not used any fertilizer, but as far as I can understand, I might need an iron fertilizer due to the problem I have.
Some leaves have turned yellow and then brown. The location of these leaves were not in the bottom but in the middle of the plant, so it doesn't seem to be too much water. The first 2 leaves that were too brown are still "e;e;watery"e;e; sort to speak. They're not dry. The 2 other leaves that are also now brown ARE dry.
Reading online, I should feel that the soil around the tree is at least a bit compact when I press it and it does feel that way, so I'm not sure about watering it even more because it doesn't feel that it needs to be watered.
I've tried to notice any bug on the underside of the leaf or in the top, but I don't see anything.
And unfortunately, I don't have any external area to leave the plant because I live on a high floor.
I also *leave* some pictures for you to see.
Any recommendations? Thanks!
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10th April 2019 6:54pm
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Your avo tree is just experiencing transplant shock. Sometimes plants do that because they came from a nursery which is kept at the optimum level for each individual needs of each variety. So now the plant is trying to adapt itself to the new environment. Throwing out some leaves is a sign that it's trying to adapt and it's under a bit of stress because of that. For now just monitor the basic needs of your plant like water, soil and sunlight. No need to apply fertilizer now because it had still some left from the original potting mix.
Happy gardening 😎
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28th April 2019 12:01pm
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