Moringa Tree: Cultivation Process


Moringa Tree: Cultivation Process
Moringa Tree: Cultivation Process
Moringa Tree: Cultivation Process

Moringa oleifera is a tropical plant that grows best in warm temperatures. Countries like India, Pakistan,  Africa, and Nepal are known for the cultivation of the plant. Moringa is well known for its rich nutrients and properties. Since they grow faster than other plants and have high beneficial properties, it is a must plant in gardens all around the world. The seed can grow in pots in cold regions.

Moringa tree is known as a superfood for its composition and benefits in the health and beauty world. The parts of the plant, like the root,  stem,  flower, are all edible. However, the leaf of the plant holds plenty of benefits for treating various diseases. It helps in maintaining radiant and glowing skin. The anti-aging cream is all made of moringa leaves.

How To Grow A Moringa Tree?

Buy The Seeds

Although moringa is a great plant and is known by all as the drumstick plant. The seeds are not available at the local gardening shops. Hence, it’s better to look for it online. Purchase the number of seeds as per choice.

Place The Moringa Seeds

It is better to use a 38liter pot. The other things required to place the seed are soil,  sand, and compost, fill the pot with 85% soil,  10% sand, and 5% compost. The Moringa trees need a well-drained pot. Therefore,  it’s better to look for a container that has a proper drainage system. Otherwise,  the seeds might be waterlogged. The mixture of sand, soil, and compost will produce a nutrient-rich blend for the seeds.

Placement Of The Moringa Seed

Moringa is usually warm-climate plants.  Therefore it cannot survive if the temperature drops below 0°C. In such cases,  it is best to plant the seed in a pot for easy transport of the plant during season changes. If the climate around does not drop to 0°C or below,  planting the tree outside is safe.

Now while planting the seed,  it is also necessary to remove the outer shell. The seeds must be placed 2.5cm deep in the soil and 5.1cm apart from each other. To set the seeds, it’s better to dig holes with fingers. 

On the contrary,  in case of cutting piece,  the nodes of the plant are exposed, and the other side dug to half the pot of 57litres. Next, it’s better to pack the soil with hands. It would help the plant to stand straight.

Moringa Tree: Cultivation Process
Moringa Tree: Cultivation Process

Watering The Moringa Tree

The technique of watering a moringa tree is to keep the soil saturated. Sometimes,  the waterlogging on top of the earth. It can be due to two reasons. One that the plant is overwatered and two,  the drainage of the pot is poor. It is better to be careful and check the soil every time while watering. Usually, the plant should be watered once a week. However, it entirely depends on the climate and soil.

For better results, it is better to transfer the moringa tree once it reaches a height of 15 to 20cm. Then, once the seeds reach such size, they compete with each other for resources in the soil too.  For better plant growth, it is better to shift them into separate pots. The transfer of the plant must be done carefully with a tool along with the roots and placed.

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