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🌻 Plant Care Guide For Alligator Pear 'Winter Mexican'

Alligator Pear 'Winter Mexican'

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Botanical Name: Persea americana Winter Mexican

Alligator Pear 'Winter Mexican'

Botanical Name: Persea americana Winter Mexican

Medium Water

Diffused Light

Toxic

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📚 Alligator Pear 'Winter Mexican' Care Guide

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💧️ Water - Medium Water
Moderate Water Needs
Alligator Pear 'Winter Mexican' requires a moderate amount of water. You will want to allow the top few inches of soil dry in between waterings. As a general rule of thumb, depending on where you have planted and how much light your Alligator Pear 'Winter Mexican' receives, you may need to water once a week.

Growing Indoors
If you are growing indoors or in a container, you can always check the moisture of the soil by using your thum or finger. Stick it in the soil -- if it is dry, then you will likely want to water your Alligator Pear 'Winter Mexican'.

Pot selection is also important to keep your Alligator Pear 'Winter Mexican' from getting too wet. It is important to select a pot with plenty of drainage holes as this will allow excess water to train out of the pot rather than to just sit on the bottom. Drainage holes also allow air to get into the soil from the bottom of the pot. Using a terracotta pot or another type of pot made of a permeable material can also help keepAlligator Pear 'Winter Mexican' from getting too wet. Terracotta and other similar materials allow water to wick away from the soil faster than they would in a plastic pot.

Growing Outdoors
If you are growing Alligator Pear 'Winter Mexican' outdoors, the amount of light your plant is receiving is key to determining how often to water your plant. Plants that require moderate water, generally do best if they can get some respite from the sun during the day as it can dry out the soil fairly quickly. If you have planted in a sunny area, you will likely need to water this plant more often than if it is planted in a shady area. The type of soil you plant in is also important. Sandy and loamy soils tend to dry out much quicker. You can always amend soil with organic material such as peat moss or compost to encourage moisture retention.

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☀️ Light - Diffused Light
Bright Indirect Light or Partial Sun
Alligator Pear 'Winter Mexican' can grow in bright indirect light which means it prefers at least 4-6 hours of diffused natural light (ideally 6 hours).
Growing Outdoors
When plants thrive in bright, indirect light only this means that you will want to avoid exposing them to direct sunlight unlessAlligator Pear 'Winter Mexican' is also explicitly noted to tolerate direct sunlight.

If growing outdoors, you will want to plant Alligator Pear 'Winter Mexican' in an area that receives morning sunlight that's not too harsh and afternoon shade for most natural light. You can consider East facing portions of your garden as those get more morning sun.
Growing Indoors
If growing indoors, you can place near an East-facing window that will receive morning sun for half of the day and afternoon shade. You can also consider placing a few feet away from a South-facing window for diffused light. However, be careful about placing in direct sunlight of a South-facing window as that can cause leaf gscorch and affect growth. You can always diffuse the harsh light of a South-facing window by using a sheer curtain.

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🐶️ Pet Toxicity - Toxic
Toxic To Pets

Alligator Pear 'Winter Mexican' is toxic to your pet friends. Becareful and keep out of reach of dogs, cats, and other pets.
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🌳 Mature Size
Over 40-50 Feet.

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🧪 Soil pH Needs
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🦋 Alligator Pear 'Winter Mexican' Plant Uses and Characteristics
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🌺 When does Alligator Pear 'Winter Mexican' bloom?
Blooms in mid Spring.Blooms from late Spring from early Summer.
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🌱 Propagation Methods
By Grafting | By Air Layering |
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🚫 Dangers
Certain parts of the plant are toxic when ingested.
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❤️‍🔥 Grows well in...
Reported by Neverland plant community to grow well in:
South Carolina 1
Florida 1
Texas 1
California 1
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🌎 Hardiness Zone
Hardiness zones (or Grow Zones) are areas where Alligator Pear 'Winter Mexican' is able to grow outdoors year round.
If you are located outside of the specified grow zones, you will need to bring your plant indoors during cooler months if you are growing outside. We recommend growing in a container or indoors.


Zone 9A
20 to 25 F
Zone 9B
25 to 30 F
Zone 10A
30 to 35 F
Zone 10B
35 to 40 F
Zone 9A
Zone 9 offers generally favorable conditions for growing most types of plants outdoors. This zone's coldest temperatures rarely drop below freezing in the winter time.This zone also offers fairly long growing seasons from mid February to early December. It's a great zone for cultivating a winter garden!
First Frost:
Early to mid-December is the typical time-frame, but can go as late as late December.

Last Frost:
Mid-February is the typical time-frame, but at times it can go up to as laste as first week of March.
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