Moringa Tree - A Great Permacuture Plant for Florida

How grow Moringa oleifera in containers

When you plan on growing your tree in a container, cut the main tap root. The tap root runs deep into the soil in search of water. Before you plant that tree cut that tap root. By cutting the root you stimulate vigorous lateral but shallow root growth. This root growth is better suited for container growing. Moringa trees planted without a pruned tap root perform poorly in containers.

Move the newly planted tree to a bright location out of direct sunlight. After 6 weeks, move the tree out towards more sunlight gradually to acclimate it to the hot sun.

Growing Moringa trees in containers is easy so long as you keep the soil moist (not soaked with water) and allow it to dry out a little once a week.

Moringa Oleifera from seed to tree - The complete guide to growing the superfood Moringa - California Gardening - YouTube

Edible trees and bushes in Florida: moringa, katuk and chaya. They are very easy to grow. Video:


ECHO technical note on Moringa, with recipes
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Best Moringa to Grow & Rare Herb Nursery - John from visits Moringa Place, a nursery in Loxahatchee, Florida - YouTube
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Moringa Recipes - YouTube
Victoria in the Garden - How to Grow a Moringa Tree - YouTube
Moringa, More Than You Can Handle - Eat The Weeds

I grew my Moringa trees from these seeds from Amazon:

1 comment:

Betsy said...

If my tree is about 7-8" tall with just a small poof of foliage at the top. It is mid May in northwest Florida and I am trying to decide whether to keep it in a pot or put it in the ground. Also, should I cut it back to encourage some lateral growth or "bushing out" of the tree?