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This Moringa Tree Grow Kit is available for shipping anywhere in the domestic USA and also local Tampa Bay area pick-up or delivery.
Comes with a custom growing tray, 100-6" cone pots, organic potting soil, and 100 moringa seeds. We decided to add an extra 200 moringa seeds for free, that is 300 moringa seeds in total.
The seeds that are included are acclimated to Southwest Florida growing conditions, collected from several generations of trees grown throughout the Tampa Bay area.
The specie of moringa tree is known as 'moringa oleifera' these are the PKM1 variety, all organic. This hardy drought-tolerant tree is native to India and grows well in Tampa.
Grow Moringa on a 6-12" mound of sandy soil, cover with oak mulch and allow roots to drain with no standing water. Moringa love full sun, once woody material has formed on the stem. Protect young trees from too much sun, once placed in the ground, with shading (sticks or palm frons). Then remove shade devices once she has grown to show some bark.
Trim the moringa tree regularly to reach a desired height, with more bushy branches rather than 1 long lanky stem, it needs to be cut back regulalrly for more bushy appearance and for more food. Moringa can easily be managed, it is soft wooded and allows for fast growth and shallow root system. Can be blown over in high winds, keep them shorter for more desired look and more food.
Cultivate fresh leaves for daily nutrition. Make powder, teas and spices from the dried leaves. Utilize the flowers, seed pods and seeds for many other uses.
Moringa Tree Grow Kit
Where to Plant?
Choosing a suitable environment is essential for Moringa to grow well.
Moringa is originally from Northwest India, adapted to the foothills of the Himalayan mountains.
Direct exposure to sunlight, warmth and water with loamy soil is crucial for this tree.
"High and Dry" Drought tolerant Moringa Oleifera
For those who live in the United States, particularly the southern and western states, you are in luck and can grow Moringa outdoors. The Philippines cultivates most of its Moringa during the summer, though, it can be grown year-round, in any tropical, sub-tropical, temperate or equatorial climate.
Within the United States, we believe that Moringa grows well in Hardiness Zones 9 and 10 outdoors. With the right conditions, it can grow in Zone 8 as well.
What Zone Do You Live In?
Moringa does not like the cold and loses it leaves in colder climates, when the average temperature drops below 70 degrees.
For those who have a true winter, where it freezes and snows, we recommend that you plant Moringa in pots, keeping them outside in the spring and summer and bring them inside when it gets cold. With the exception of tropical climates, Moringa goes dormant in winter. If it gets too cold outside, the tree will die unless kept warm inside. When Moringa goes dormant the leaves fall off and branches shrivel. A greenhouse is ideal in most areas. The plant will die if it freezes completely, but it can withstand a mild frost.
Community Moringa plantations usually crop the trees so they don’t exceed 3-4 meters. Such a height allows the harvesters reasonable access and the cropping encourages horizontal growth enabling greater leaf production.