Question: I have an avocado that I have grown from seed. How can I keep it from getting too tall and lanky?

Answer: You need to trim it way back, to keep it compact. Ideally, you would do that from the time it is very small. Pinch the growing tip out, in the hopes that you’ll get two branches in its place. That sometimes happens, but not often. Above all, don’t get too attached to your avocado. They’re large trees where they grow outdoors, and, as a result, they’re not too well suited to indoor conditions.

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