How to Grow an Avocado Plant in About 5 Minutes

by Elaine Wallace

This is a fun, easy and attractive plant to grow, and free if you eat avocados!


  • Avocado pit
  • Water
  • Glass Mug, vase or container
  • Pot and soil
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Enjoy a delicious avocado!

    Step 2

    Remove and wash the pit.

    Step 3

    With the wide end of the pit facing down, press in 3 or more toothpicks.

    Step 4

    Add water to a clear (for viewing the growth!) mug or glass.

    Step 5

    Place your pit in the water. The toothpicks hold the top 1/3 -1/2 out of the water. Change water daily. Watch for root growth from the bottom and a sprout from the top....wait 1,2,3 weeks...varies.

    Step 6

    Happiness! I usually plant mine before the roots/sprouts are this large. You can plant it as soon as you see them. This works too.

    Step 7

    Plant the pit into soil. Water when it's almost dry. Don't overwater. I've killed more than a few that way!

    Step 8

    It grows.

    Step 9

    I have some pots with multiple avocados in them. Enjoy!