Hardy to Zones 9 to 12, otherwise grown as a potted plant and brought in for the winter. Fast-growing decidous tree native to northwestern India and cultivated throughout the tropics and subtropics. Moringa will grow outdoors in the US Zone 9 and warmer. Otherwise, protect from frost. Known as the “Drumstick Tree” in India, the tree is useful in food and medicine. The leaves are full of vitamin C, A, calcium, iron, potassium and protein. The tree grows very well in containerized culture, but requires sufficient root space, so large containers work best. The tree enjoys regular watering but must never be allowed to sit in water. Always give fast-draining soil, whether planting outdoors or in pots. Seeds are quite large. Sow the seeds in a pot of sandy potting soil, about 1/2 inch deep, and keep barely moist, very warm and in the light. Germination occurs in 1 to 2 weeks. Work seedlings up in pots before transplanting to large containers or the landscape.
Family: Moringa (Moringaceae)
Open Pollinated, Untreated NO GMO’s
Contains 10 seeds