Native to the Himalayan foothills in India and Bangladesh, this tree is often called the miracle tree due to its amazing nutrient quality.
Moringa is a tree that has been adopted by many different cultures with different languages, meaning that is has many different names that it is known by. It is a much-loved tree due to its versatility, from cleaning dirty water to providing highly nutritious food.
Moringa is a drought tolerant, hardy tree, easily grown in a variety of soil types. It prefers sub-tropic climates. It is a fast growing tree that can get to heights of around 8m in warm, full to part-sun conditions. The wood is not strong and is fairly light so the tree can be pruned to keep it manageable. It will respond quickly to a prune and will reproduce in a short time.
They are pest resistant and do respond well to moderate watering, which will also aid in leaf production, but it does not like ‘wet feet’ and if the roots are left standing in water for a few days, they will die. They like well draining soil but have been known to grow successfully in poor soil conditions, however, the better the soil quality the better the nutrients in the leaves for the consumer. In the right conditions it will produce leaf or pods year round.