How to grow Moringa oleifera

Moringa oleifera grow and care – tree of the genus Moringa and also known as Moringa or Drumstick, Moringa oleifera perennial evergreen or deciduous plant can be summer deciduous in warm area or winter deciduous in cold area, can grow in subtropical, tropic mediterranean or desert climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+

Leaves edible the color is light to dark green, the shape of the leaves is elliptic, the leaves connecting together odd pinnate

Flower and the buds edible the color of the flower white-cream and attract pollinators

Moringa oleifera pods

Pods green edible in two form when the pods young edible fully, when fully ripen just the inner part edible the outer become fibrous

Seeds edible on the seeds there is white cover that need to take down and the taste is sweet-bitter

Root edible the color white with brown peel, the peal toxic

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How to grow Moringa oleifera growing and care:

Frost free (can survive small amount of frost)

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Branch can fall sometimes

Planting season:
In cold climate spring, summer, in desert autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Weak and dead branches also for design (easier to pick the leaves when it’s small tree)

Size of the plant?
5-10 m, 15-30 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
In cold areas: spring-summer, in tropic all year

General information about the flower
White-cream edible Flower

Pollination is done by:
Bees, attract pollinators

Edible Fruits

Fruit harvest season:
In cold areas: summer-autumn, in tropic all year

Fruits pests or diseases:
Aphids, ants

What can be done with big quantities of Moringa oleifera fruits?
Eat raw (the seeds), cooked

Work requirements on the fruit:
Pick the fruit in the right time

How long does it take to bear fruit?
1.5-3 years

Edible leaves

Leaves harvesting season:
All year

How to harvest the leaves?
After the plant establish no special requirement

Information about leaves:
Leaves edible the color is light to dark green, the shape of the leaves is elliptic, the leaves connecting together odd pinnate

Uses of Moringa oleifera leaves:
Salad, cooked

Edible Roots

Information about Moringa oleifera root:
White root, the peel is brown and toxic

When to pull up Moringa oleifera root:
All year, recommend when the plant is young the root not fibrous

Uses of Moringa oleifera root:
Eat raw, salad

Scientific name:

Moringa oleifera

How to grow Moringa oleifera

Harvest Moringa oleifera roots

Moringa oleifera roots

Harvest Moringa oleifera fruit

Moringa oleifera fruit

Moringa oleifera leaves

Moringa oleifera


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Edible Parts
  • Edible Bud
  • Edible flowers
  • Edible Fruit
  • Edible leaves
  • Edible Pod
  • Edible Roots
  • Edible Seeds
Culinary uses
  • Cooked
  • Eaten raw
  • Leafy vegetables
  • Salad
  • Vegetables
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Harvest Season
  • Autumn Harvest
  • Spring Harvest
  • Summer Harvest
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Fast growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Edible plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 9