Why You Should Grow a Moringa Tree at Home

Moringa is an essential ingredient in Ayurveda and great for gardening enthusiasts. You can grow a moringa tree at home!
by on Monday, September 23, 2019

Hint: Because You Can!


Moringa, or “the tree of life,” is a plant of Indian origins with many medicinal and nutritional properties. It is an essential ingredient in the traditional Indian medicine of Ayurveda. Ayurvedic practitioners have used it for thousands of years.

It is possible to grow a moringa tree at home, which makes it a great choice for urban gardeners and superfood enthusiasts alike.

Why Use Moringa

Its vitamin-rich leaves make for a wonderful addition to smoothies, teas, and so much more. What’s so great about moringa leaves?

Moringa leaves stand out as a superfood because one cup of chopped leaves is a good source of iron, calcium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, and riboflavin and has notable amounts of potassium, vitamin A, vitamin E, and magnesium. In fact, the leaves are more concentrated in vitamin C than oranges. That means moringa can contribute to everything from better vision and immunity to bone health and skin radiance.


Moringa is packed with protein and essential amino acids, so it is a great option for vegans and vegetarians as well. 

How to Grow A Moringa Tree At Home

Moringa is a fast-growing tree that can easily reach six meters in height during its first year of life. Since it is native to tropical climates, it does not tolerate freezing temperatures or temperatures over 100ºF.  moringa grows best in an environment with average humidity and temperatures between 71ºF and 95ºF. 

If you want to grow a moringa tree at home, you should beware of water-logging. Take care not to plant your moringa anywhere that could flood; if planting in a pot, make sure there is good drainage.

Seeds are available in specialized stores or on the internet. You must first sprout them by leaving them in water for at least 24 hours to soften the skin. After that, you can plant them directly in the earth or in a pot, at a depth of five centimeters.

After a month, your tree will measure around 30 centimeters in height.

You may also choose to plant Moringa with cuttings. Select a 30-centimeter branch with a diameter of at least four centimeters. After cutting it from the main trunk you can plant it directly in the ground or in a pot at a depth of approximately 15 centimeters.

With the right care, in a few days your plant will begin to take root, and new branches will grow.

This tree reaches extraordinary heights, so it is recommended to prune it regularly. The first pruning can be done 60 days after planting. Some people cut back the entire trunk, leaving only five centimeters for the plant to grow back, but it’s up to you, the owner. You can grow the tree as tall as you want. Keep in mind that if you prune it, you will stimulate the growth of branches and leaves.

Enjoy your home-grown superfoods, and share your own growing tips in the comments!

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  1. I appreciate the author’s focus on the benefits and uses of moringa trees. The blog post highlights the nutritional value of moringa leaves, which are rich in vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It also mentions the versatility of moringa in various culinary creations, such as smoothies, teas, and salads. This information not only motivates readers to grow moringa but also inspires them to explore the wide range of benefits associated with this remarkable plant.

  2. The step-by-step instructions you’ve provided, accompanied by vivid images, make the process seem achievable even for beginners. I’m impressed by how you’ve covered various aspects, from selecting the right location to nurturing the plant as it grows.

  3. The blog post on Producers Market offers a practical and informative guide on how to grow a moringa tree at home. Moringa is known for its nutritional value and versatile uses, and this article presents an accessible way for individuals to cultivate this beneficial plant themselves.

  4. I started using organic Moringa powder for osteoarthritis in my knee.
    After 3 months I am pain-free!
    I have not taken a pain-killer in months!
    Before I was taking several throughout the day especially at night because of the horrible pain.
    Today, pain free and I will never stop using it!

  5. Moringa has been linked to positive effects on cardiovascular health. It may help lower cholesterol levels and maintain healthy blood pressure, reducing the risk of heart disease. Incorporating moringa into a balanced diet may contribute to overall cardiovascular well-being.

  6. Fascinating article on the benefits of growing moringa trees at home! I especially loved the section on its various culinary uses. Have you tried any of the recipes mentioned? On a side note, do you think container growing would work well for moringa, considering its fast growth?

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