Freedomroo – Plant enthusiast Brad Canning shares how to grow free avocado trees in your HOUSE

An Australian plant enthusiast and YouTuber has revealed how to grow aesthetically pleasing houseplants using avocado seeds

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  • A TikTok user has shared how to grow avocado plants using the seed
  • Brad Canning posted a tutorial revealing how the process requires little effort  
  • Brad has been using the method for a couple years and has become ‘obsessed’ 
  • Over time the plants grow to become very tall and have gorgeous large leaves  










A plant enthusiast has gone viral on TikTok after revealing how to grow a luscious avocado tree for free. 

In a short video Brad Canning, from Melbourne, said the process requires little maintenance and all you need to do is preserve the avocado seed. 

After three to four months the plants grow to become very tall and have gorgeous large leaves, which will be sure to fill any dull corner or kitchen space. 

Brad has been growing avocado plants for a couple of years and has become ‘obsessed’ due to the ‘super-fast’ growing process. 

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The plants grow to become very tall and have gorgeous large leaves (pictured)

An Australian plant enthusiast and YouTuber has revealed how to grow stunning living room houseplants using avocado seeds 

In the clip, Brad removed the seed from the avocado using a fork and ran it under water.

He then dried the seed and peeled off the skin with his fingers to ensure it doesn’t go mouldy.

To allow the seed to germinate and grow a root, Brad wet a paper towel to wrap the seed in and placed it in a Ziplock bag to boost the humidity. 

Brad Canning (pictured) shared a one-minute TikTok tutorial video and said the process requires little maintenance

He removed the seed from the avocado then washed and dried it before peeling off the skin with his fingers (pictured)

Brad Canning (pictured left) first removed the seed from the avocado then washed and dried it before peeling off the skin with his fingers (pictured right)

After two to three weeks in Ziplock bags, the seeds will crack and a root will become exposed.

‘Put the root in water and it will start to sprout … be careful though, this it a total addiction,’ Brad said.

It’s important to make sure only the roots or half the seed is placed in water – Brad accomplished this by using a vase that’s roughly the same diameter as the seed.

Brad wet a paper towel to wrap the seed in and placed it in a Ziplock bag to boost the humidity

After two to three weeks the root will begin to grow

To allow the seed to germinate and grow a root, Brad wet a paper towel to wrap the seed in and placed it in a Ziplock bag to boost the humidity. After two to three weeks the root will begin to grow

'Put the root in water and it will start to sprout ¿ be careful though, this it a total addiction,' Brad said

Unfortunately the plants won't produce any avocados for at least a decade and are only suitable as a lovely houseplant

‘Put the root in water and it will start to sprout … be careful though, this it a total addiction,’ Brad said

Comedian Christian Hull also shared a demonstrative video on TikTok and stuck toothpicks into the avocado seed after removing the skin to allow it to float on top of the water. 

But in another video on YouTube Brad said this alternative method isn’t ideal as it takes months for the roots to grow, compared to the Ziplock bag process that only takes a few weeks. 

Unfortunately the plants won’t produce any avocados for at least a decade and are only suitable as a lovely houseplant.

Australian comedian Christian Hull (pictured) also shared a demonstrative video on TikTok and stuck toothpicks into the avocado seed after peeling it to allow it to float on top of the water

But in another video on YouTube Brad said this alternative method isn¿t ideal as it takes months for the roots to grow

Australian comedian Christian Hull (pictured left) also shared a demonstrative video on TikTok and stuck toothpicks into the avocado seed after peeling it to allow it to float on top of the water. But Brad said this isn’t ideal as it takes months for the roots to grow 

Once the plant is of a preferred size it can be potted in soil or kept in the vase of water to continue growing.

Brad’s TikTok video tutorial quickly went viral and was seen more than 64,000 times. 

‘Finally a good tutorial! So excited to attempt this,’ one person said in response to Brad’s tutorial.

‘I’m currently trying this! Mine’s just started to crack open – I’m really hoping I don’t kill it,’ another said.

A third added: ‘I had 27 going at one point in time, so addicting but when they are planted they are so temperamental.’ 

HOW TO GROW AN AVOCADO PLANT USING THE SEED

What you’ll need: 

  • An avocado seed
  • Water 
  • Paper towels
  • Ziploc bags
  • A vase or cup

Method:

Remove the seed from the avocado and wash it under water

Dry it and peel off the skin using your fingertips and not a peeler 

Dampen a paper towel with cold water and wrap the seed in it 

Place the paper towel with the seed in a Ziploc bag and store in a dry area 

Check the seed once a week to see if a root has begun to sprout – this should take no longer than two to three weeks 

Once the root is visible and has grown out of the seed, place the seed on top of a small vase or cup that is filled with water 

Change the water every two weeks or as needed  

Source: TikTok

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