Position – Plant your moringa tree in full sun. This tree can survive strong winds and helps prevent soil erosion. Moringa trees can tolerate light frost but must be covered in extremely cold areas. They may lose their leaves in frosty conditions but will recover in the spring.
Size – This tree is a slender, fast-growing tree that can reach up to 12 mts tall.
Soil Type – Sandy or loamy soil with good drainage is ideal for moringa trees. They produce a long, thick taproot that does not like to be waterlogged.
Watering – Initially, the tree requires watering regularly for the first two months. Once the root is established, it requires little watering. It is drought-tolerant and only requires watering once a month in dry seasons if there has been no rain. The leaves are good indicators of dryness.
Fertilising – Use a generous helping of compost once every few months.
Pruning – We recommend cutting the tree back every winter to a height of 1.5 and 2 mts. This is a good height for harvesting fruit, pods, and leaves. Topping also encourages vigorous leaf and pod production.
Harvesting – The leaves can be harvested every 6 to 8 weeks. The tree will produce more fruit in a few years.