Position – Plant your moringa tree in full sun. This tree can survive strong winds and helps to prevent soil erosion. Moringa trees can tolerate light frost but need to 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 metres tall.
Soil Type – Sandy or loamy soil with very good drainage is ideal for your moringa tree, which produces a long, thick taproot that does not like to be waterlogged.
Watering – Initially, the tree requires watering regularly for the first 2 months. Once the root is established, it requires very 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 between 1.5 and 2 metres. This is a good height for harvesting the 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 with each passing year.