Planting A Moringa Cutting

Moringa cuttings without roots can be grown into a whole new tree.

Use cuttings from a main stem, not branches. Only use cuttings with bark, at least 1" in diameter.

Roots will form from the bark below the soil.

Plant them in pots or in the ground any of the 3 ways.

They need to stay moist and in the shade until roots have formed.

Roots usually form best in the summer months, with in a few weeks from planting.

For better results, strip the side branches and keep the top sprout on the top, submerge bottom in soil at least 6".

Planting Seeds

Watch this video to learn how to plant seeds directly into a biodegradable pellet or read on.

Mix some biostimulant with water in a 1:32 ratio. Use that mixture and dunk the peat pellets in it until they are completely saturated.

When the peat pellets are completely expanded open the top a little and take a couple pinches of the peat out of the pellet.

Then grab your perlite and put a couple pinches of that and put it in the peat pellet. Massage the the peat pellet with the perlite inside until it's mixed in.

At this time you plant the seed at a depth of twice the seed length. Your seed is now planted!

Some extra tips for you: Make sure the pellets don't dry out but don't keep them saturated. The older they get the less water they need. Moringa can root rot. If you'd like to speed up the germination process you can soak the seeds overnight in the biostimulant and water mixture the day before planting.

Planting a Sprouted Seedling

Dig a hole 2’ wide by 2’ deep and fill with composted soil and other soil amendments like worm castings, biochar and rock dust to build mineral content.

Then, place the small seedling and root-ball on top of the mounded hole and cover the pellet/roots lightly with more composted soil to create a small mound.

Very Important: Place a thin layer of Oak Mulch on top of the soil to protects the soil and prevents moisture loss. Added nutrient and micro-biome protection.

Keep soil and mulch clear from the area where the bottom stem turns into the root. This is where the tree ‘breathes’. 

Do Not Block or Bury Stem




Not To Worry If They Arrive

In Shock!

The young moringa trees maybe in shock, water immediately after arrival and give them a little sun. If they look stressed or wilted, not to worry too much, they are resilient and can regrow new stems if broken or damaged. Place directly in the ground or plant directly in a 1 gallon pot. 

 Remove yellow leaves or cut back any broken stems. Leave Biodegradable wrapping over rootball and place directly into a bigger pot or plant in the ground. 

 Maintain a daily watering schedule for about 2 weeks to help establish their root system either in bigger pot or if in the ground. After 1-2 weeks, the trees will be established and water as needed. Allow the pot to dry out before watering again. Use oak mulch on the ground as a way to insulate and maintain moisture levels, without irrigation. 

Planting a Mature Tree

Plant your new moringa tree as soon as it comes in. You can plant it in the ground if you've prepared the soil or you can plant it in a pot with good soil.

If you plant it in the ground we suggest mounding the area you want the tree in with oak mulch.

Then dig into the oak mulch and add soil and amendments. Put your mature tree into the hole you made and cover it just above the root ball with your soil.

Put the oak mulch back around the tree but don't let the oak mulch touch the stem. When the mulch touches the stem it can rob the tree of nutrients and cause root rot.

If you are planting in a pot you just dig a hole and put the root ball in the hole. You want to put it as shallow as you can but making sure all of the root ball will be covered.

Then fill the hole back in and water as needed. You only want to water when your soil is completely dry. Do not overwater. Moringa is prone to root rot. To get your mature tree to sprout faster spray the soil around it with our biostimulant. You may want to put mulch in the pot as well to help save water and protect the soil. If you do, just keep the mulch away from the tree stem.