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Moringa tree is often grown in northern India and subtropical regions of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. It is versatile, fast growing tree and can adapt to poor soil. It is also known as drumstick tree, horseradish tree, ben oil tree. 


Planting Season: Spring and early summers in a cold climate. But anytime in a warm, tropical climate. The moringa tree can reach a height of 30 feet and has beautiful gray bark. Its leaves are quite unique in shape as they are compound tripinnate, with three unique sets of paired leaves coming off of the main stem. Each set includes tiny oval-shaped leaflets with large bases.

Established moringa plants are low-maintenance and require little care, especially if grown outdoors year-round. For subtropical climates, moving moringa plants indoors during cool weather will be necessary. They adapt well to container growing. 

A bright, sunny location that receives direct sunlight for most of the day is best for moringa plants. Growth may be stunted if the plants do not receive enough light.


Moringa plants are adaptable to a wide range of soils and can survive in poor soils if needed. However, they thrive when grown in well-draining, sandy soils. Moringa plants are sensitive to root rot, so they will not thrive in overly compacted soil or soil that holds too much moisture. 

Keep the soil of moringa plants consistently moist, but not wet. Moringa plants do not tolerate ‘wet feet’ and are sensitive to overwatering. Established moringa plants are drought-tolerant, but young plants need more consistent moisture to encourage strong growth. When it comes to watering moringa plants; infrequent, deep watering is better than frequent, light watering. 


Moringa plants grow best in temperatures between 77-95 degrees Fahrenheit, although they can tolerate extreme temperatures as high as 118 degrees Fahrenheit, as long as they are positioned in the shade. These plants do not tolerate cold temperatures as readily, although they can tolerate some light frosts.

After planting, moringa plants benefit from a light application of a general, all-purpose fertilizer to help support growth. Once established, moringa plants do not require regular fertilization. However, they benefit from having their topsoil regularly amended with compost or manure.


Cultivation: Prepare fertile, well-drained soil. Transfer the plant in late spring/early summer (soil temp at least 60°F) in a warm and sunny location. The plant is being grown in the greenhouse for approximately 6 – 8 weeks. Keep soil moist. Fertilize as needed. Train to climb a vertical support for better air circulation and ease of harvest.


Please note: Maturity, adaptability and disease tolerance may differ under your specific climate and/or growing conditions.

Culinary tips: The fruit pods of the plant are eaten as food in southern Asia.

Moringa Plant - Moringa oleifera

  • Moringa Plant will be ready for shipment in August 2021

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