Persea americana

Care advice

Watering guidelines The soil should be kept countinously moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Vegetable fertilizer (e.g. N6-P3-K2).
Mist requirements Mist daily at room temperatures above 22 °C, otherwise mist every 4 days
Light preferences Prefers full sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 6.0 - 6.5
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity not poisonous


Climate tropical rainforest



Other common names Alligator Pear
Family Lauraceae
Other scientific names Persea gratissima, Persea edulis, Laurus persea


Growth form tree
Hardiness USDA 9 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -7°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • cream
  • green
Leaf color
  • green
Fruit color
  • black