Moringa Tree

Planting Instructions

Find the most difficult spot in your yard that has trouble growing anything and plant moringa trees there, they will thrive. 

 If moringa trees are maintained in pots, partial shade is recommended. Pots can get really hot and will dry out faster in full sun. Keep pots watered weekly. Plant moringa trees in full sun if placed in the ground.

Moringa trees evolved in the dry sandy soils of sub-tropical India and Africa, they are very dought tolerant. They’re also known as the Never Die Tree.

In tropical areas, they like to be planted ‘high & dry’ on swales and mounds, but in the desert they like to be placed in deep holes to keep moisture levels. They can store water in the roots and trunks, but moringa trees are soft wooded and can form root-rot very easily if placed in low-wet areas.

Not To Worry If They Arrive

In Shock!

The young moringa trees maybe in shock, water immediately after arrival and give them a little sun. If they look stressed or wilted, not to worry too much, they are resilient and can regrow new stems if broken or damaged. Place directly in the ground or plant directly in a 1 gallon pot. 

 Remove yellow leaves or cut back any broken stems. Leave Biodegradable wrapping over rootball and place directly into a bigger pot or plant in the ground. 

 Maintain a daily watering schedule for about 2 weeks to help establish their root system either in bigger pot or if in the ground. After 1-2 weeks, the trees will be established and water as needed. Allow the pot to dry out before watering again. Use oak mulch on the ground as a way to insulate and maintain moisture levels, without irrigation. 

Are Your Moringa Leaves

Turning Yellow?

Moringa trees are very fast-growing and have ever-changing appearances. As the tree grows up, lower leaves will naturally yellow and fall off. Moringa leaves have a short lifespan and yellow out fast. Regularly remove yellowing leaves, they can attract pests and bugs. 

Harvest & eat green leaves before turning yellow.

You're not eating them fast enough.

 Cut & Trim the main trunk to inspire the tree to ‘split’ into a Y shape and form multiple new branches. Pruning moringa trees creates a much more sturdy, shorter tree, more able to withstand higher windspeeds and hold more seed-pods.

 If your tree is getting tall and lanky with little to no leaves, its time to give it a trim, cut the main trunk. Use the cuttings to propagate and regrow new trees. Plant barked cuttings 2 ft. in length, 2-6” in diameter. Plant them 6” into the ground and they will regrow new roots.




Plant Biodegradable

Pellets in The Ground or Pot

Dig a hole 2’ wide by 2’ deep and fill with composted soil and other soil amendments like worm castings, biochar and rock dust to build mineral content.

Then, place the small seedling and root-ball on top of the mounded hole and cover the pellet/roots lightly with more composted soil to create a small mound.

Very Important: Place a thin layer of Oak Mulch on top of the soil to protects the soil and prevents moisture loss. Added nutrient and micro-biome protection.

Keep soil and mulch clear from the area where the bottom stem turns into the root. This is where the tree ‘breathes’. 

Do Not Block or Bury Stem

Moringa Trees in 1-Gallon Pots for Local Pick-ups Only.

Contact a Member Grower Directly in Members Area.

An enormous amount of energy is put into growing the seedpods, which can cause young trees to grow much slower with less leaves if the tree goes to seed within the first year.

Just a tip: For the first 2 years, remove all visible flowers within reach, before they turn into seedpods (drumsticks). Allow the young trees to grow more branches to support the weight of drumsticks by cutting them back several times in the first 2 years. This gives them more time to build a larger root system. Seeds from 1-2 yr. old trees are much less viable with lower germination rates. Then, after 1-2 years, allow flowers to pollinate and go to seed.

You’ll have a much more productive tree within a shorter time if you 'pop the tops' regularly and remove flowers in the first year.