Moringa wood is extremely brittle

Moringa oleifera ….Monster…. Almost

If you have a warm back yard, think twice before you plant a Moringa tree.

Is it edible? Yes, most of it. Is it nutritious? Amazingly so, flowers, seeds and leaves. Does it have medical applications? Absolutely, saving lives on a daily basis.  Can it rescue millions from starvation? Yes, many times yes. So, what’s the down side? They don’t tell you that under good conditions it grows incredibly fast and large, overwhelming what ever space you allot to it. It can grow to monster proportions in one season.

Leaves eaten raw or cooked

I live in central Florida exactly — and I mean exactly — on the line between temperate and subtropical. I have not experienced a hard freeze here in seven years probably because I sit on a hill and have a 30,000 gallon pool to moderate temperatures. Around year two I got two food trees, Katuk and Moringa. You can read about the Katuk in another article.

It is an understatement to say the Moringa grows more than 10 feet a year. I have two trees and every year I cut off 15- to 20-foot branches. It requires constant attention. Despite its impressive growth pattern, it’s an extremely brittle tree. A man can easily break off a branch four inches through,…. It’s nice to feel like Hercules now and then.

The easy-breaking branches also lend themselves to a common-heard phrase in India when someone is being a little too demanding: “Don’t push me up a Moringa tree.” But, I will admit both trees withstood 100 mph winds three times in the hurricanes of 2004.

I want to impress upon you that my reference as to how fast this tree grows is a gross understatement, no matter how overstated it might seem. While gigantic growth is great for hungry poor countries, it is a significant headache for a suburban yard, even a 40-acre ranch.  Unattended, the tree grows into a spindly giant. If you don’t attend it twice a month you will have a monster on your property, and I have two of them, one self-seeded. Should you choose to grow it, just know what you are getting in for. Now days I cut both trees back to a three foot stump every spring, the same as where they are cultivated. These things grow so fast, I speculate you could get a crop of leaves off them in Northern Canada. Then over winter it inside.  It might make a real nice potted, pruned indoor tree for northern climes. That said, let’s view the virtues of the Moringa.

This tree is one of the world’s most useful plants. A native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas, Moringa oleifera  (mo-RIN-ga oh-lee-IF-er-uh) is cultivated around earth’s tropical belt. Moringa is grown for its leaves, fruits, seed, sap and roots. It provides a variety of food and medicine. The young fruits pods, called drumsticks, can be cooked many ways, often like green beans, and have an asparagus taste. A superior cooking oil comes from the seeds, and the light oil can be used to lubricate delicate mechanisms. The leaves are extensively used as a vegetable — I have a restaurant-owning Chinese friend who makes a great soup out of them — and the roots are made into a condiment resembling horseradish in taste, but use it sparingly for it contains an alkaloid, spirochin. A blue dye can be made from its sap. Even a health drink is made from the tree. M. oleifera also might have a great future in water purification, a prime cause of illness in the world. And that is just the start of the amazing overgrown weed called “The Miracle Tree.”

Dry moringa seeds

There is only one family of Moringa trees, and only 13 members, making it one of the smallest groups. Of all 13, M. oleifera is the one most cultivated and usually the one referred to when talking about the edible Moringa. The name Moringa comes from the Tamil/Malayalam word murungakka. A search using “murungakkai” will produce many recipes.  Oleifera means oil bearing. In the Philippines it is called “mother’s best friend,” in Florida, “the horseradish tree,” and in India “the drumstick tree.” In India it is an absolute must-have plant in the kitchen garden. In Thialand they are used as living fences.

From a food point of view, Moringa leaves can be used like spinach, though they are far more nutritious. Sorry Popeye. The leaves can be used fresh or dried into a powder. The leaves are an excellent source of vitamin A and C, a good source of B vitamins, and among the best plant sources of minerals. The calcium content is very high, iron is good enough to treat anemia — three times that of spinach — and it’s an excellent source of protein while being low on fats and carbohydrates. Said another way, Moringa leaves have seven times the Vitamin C of oranges, four times the calcium of milk, four times the vitamin A of carrots, three times the potassium of bananas, and two times the protein of yogurt. That’s quite a line up. The leaves also have the sulfur-containing amino acids methionine and cystine. Medically it is antibiotic and research shows it can be used to treat high blood pressure. A leaf tea is used by diabetics to help regulate their blood sugar. It is full of antioxidants, is anti-cancerous, and when eaten by mothers they give birth to healthier, heavier babies.  A 28 December 2007 study said a root extract is very anti inflammatory.

In fact, let me quote you an earlier abstract from Phytotherapy Research 16 Sept 2006:

Immature moringa pods

Moringa oleifera Lam (Moringaceae) is a highly valued plant, distributed in many countries of the tropics and subtropics. It has an impressive range of medicinal uses with high nutritional value. Different parts of this plant contain a profile of important minerals, and are a good source of protein, vitamins, -carotene, amino acids and various phenolics. The Moringa plant provides a rich and rare combination of zeatin, quercetin, -sitosterol, caffeoylquinic acid and kaempferol. In addition to its compelling water purifying powers and high nutritional value, M. oleifera is very important for its medicinal value. Various parts of this plant such as the leaves, roots, seed, bark, fruit, flowers and immature pods act as cardiac and circulatory stimulants, possess antitumor, antipyretic, antiepileptic, antiinflammatory, antiulcer, antispasmodic, diuretic, antihypertensive, cholesterol lowering, antioxidant, antidiabetic, hepatoprotective, antibacterial and antifungal activities, and are being employed for the treatment of different ailments in the indigenous system of medicine, particularly in South Asia. This review focuses on the detailed phytochemical composition, medicinal uses, along with pharmacological properties of different parts of this multipurpose tree. Copyright © 2006 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Now you know why they call it “The Miracle Tree.” It is being planted extensively in poorer areas of the world, some 400,000 trees in Rwanda alone.

To cultivate, soak the seeds for a day in water, plant in a peat pot. When six inches high, put in fertilized ground, and stand back!  When it is six feet high cut the top off, forcing side shoots. Hang the top upside down in the shade and let it dry. Then grind the leaves into powder.

Today, approaching Valentines Day, I did my annual Moringa cut back. It takes about four hours, not counting nibbling and seed saving. Every year I promise myself I will trim them more often and every year they rocket to the sky. But that’s really not a problem.  I just climb on the roof and collect dinner.

Green Deane’s “Itemized” Plant Profile

IDENTIFICATION: Slender tree, to about  35 feet; drooping branches,  brittle stems, corky bark; leaves feathery, pale green, compound, tripinnate; flowers fragrant, white or creamy-white, in sprays, 5 at the top of the flower; stamens yellow; pods pendulous, brown, triangular, splitting lengthwise into 3 parts when dry, containing about 20 seeds, pod tapering at both ends, 9-ribbed; seeds dark brown, with three papery wings.

TIME OF YEAR: In zone nine Florida, it leaves most of the year, with seed pods in the late spring and summer.

ENVIRONMENT: Originally from India, planted in frost free areas around the world. Naturalized in many areas. Grows best in sand soil, tolerates poor soil. It loves sun and heat and can be grown from seed.

METHOD OF PREPARATION: Leave can be eaten raw or cooked like spinach, young seed pods can be cooked many ways, seeds are edible, cooked flowers taste like mushrooms, and the roots can be made into an occasional condiment.



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  • Jeremy Rice May 2, 2012, 10:44 am

    Where can I get Moringa seeds? I’ve been wanting to grow one for quite some time now. Please let me know. Thanks

    • Green Deane May 4, 2012, 6:04 am

      I think ECHO in Ft. Myers sells them. Of try B&T Seed.

      • Bob James March 19, 2013, 10:58 pm

        Heck, sounds like You ought to sell them, Green.

      • Bob James March 20, 2013, 9:39 am

        When six feet high, how much of the top should I cut off? 6 inches, a foot?

        • Mary October 20, 2014, 4:50 am

          Cut at least a foot…cut on a 45 degree angle and then plant the cutting about 8 inches deep…if it roots it will give you a different sort of plant…the branches come up from the root and you’ll get a lower fuller plant…better for a hedge line. I’m planting them all over…food growing in plain sight and ppl just think they’re scrub trees:-) Love it.

      • Bets Retting April 13, 2014, 4:41 pm

        Hi, We sell Moringa saplngs and seeds. We live in Palm Bay, FL. You can message me on FB at RiverRootsRocks or email me Thanks!

    • Susan Richards Day August 17, 2013, 1:03 am

      I have seeds and baby trees. Where do you live? I live in central Florida.

      • Rob August 22, 2013, 10:21 am

        Jacksonville, Fl. I am interested.

        • Paul December 16, 2013, 6:50 pm

          Rob get in touch with Permaculture JAX on facebook. They have several members growing moringa oleifera.

      • Jenny August 22, 2013, 10:25 am

        I work in Orlando, live in Polk Co. Do you have seeds or the baby clippings to sell or give away? I have the property to handle a large tree and am very interested in the health benefits!

        • Green Deane August 22, 2013, 12:34 pm

          I’m trying now to see if some cutting will root.

          • Ulysses August 22, 2013, 5:02 pm

            Do you sell seeds and if so I would like to purchase to grow inside until winter passes.

          • Jeannie August 28, 2013, 2:32 pm

            It will root very easily. I have a back yard full of trees that I’ve grown only from cuttings. 🙂

          • kelly August 29, 2014, 9:36 pm

            It will root i have cut down a tree and seeds keep growing in that area but the tree just keep growing when cut it down and moved it 60 foot away on top of the grown its still shooting away, new was for cook but not how super it was till today thank goodness it kept growing, your roots will grow even just a branch will.

          • Chacings June 23, 2015, 10:26 am

            Actually we usually plant a moringa tree using branch cutting here Indonesia. It’s very easy. We just cut an old branch about 1 meter long and just stick to almost any soil. No more than two weeks we could see leaves sprouting. By the way it doesn’t usually grows more than three meters tall around here. Moringa has been our favorite food source for ages. Beside it’s nutrious, it’s also delicious as a soup! 🙂

        • Karl August 19, 2014, 3:08 am

          Small town Police officer trying to help the poor I would love seed/ are Cuttings . Texas

          • James Osorio June 28, 2015, 8:56 pm

            Carl I have moringa seeds send me your Email and I will give my tel so you can call me or I will call you. ,
            Love our neighbor as you love yourself.
            I have a lot of seeds I live in Miami Fl

          • Enny August 14, 2015, 1:27 am

            Hi James, may I get some Moringa seeds too,please? I’m very very interested in planting this tree. Thank you in advance.

          • Arun November 8, 2017, 2:53 pm

            Hi Karl,
            Please visit the last organic outpost in the third ward Houston – they have a lot of moringa trees and you might be able to get some branches to sprout for yourself.

      • Steve Mann, Auburndale, Fl Area.. August 22, 2013, 3:52 pm

        Hi, I would be interested in some Moringa Seeds and others if you are willing to deal.. I am a Plant person and have a Lawn/Landscape Business. TY, Steve.

        • terre September 16, 2013, 6:51 am

          Hi- I dont have what you are seeking but I am happy to hear of a ‘lawn/landscape business’ person who is interested in more than blowing and going. Are you also interested in lowering the footprint of water use?

          • Gary Clyne December 9, 2013, 9:21 am

            Love this comment terre! I think banning blowing machines would decrease unemployment and obesity, too. ;^)

        • william August 31, 2014, 11:26 am


          • Hilda Soto October 26, 2014, 7:56 pm

            Hi mine is Hilda and live in Los Angeles CA. and would like to get same moringa seeds.

          • jess aquino December 6, 2014, 9:29 am

            hello there william!
            I am very interested in growing a moringa tree in a pot.
            I grew up in the Philippines and remember eating moringga leaves and fruits during my childhood. Now approaching mid
            50’s and more healthy conscious, I can’t wait to start the moringga experience again…
            Please send your address so I can send back a self addressed envelope. thank you!!!

          • Maria January 4, 2015, 12:22 am

            Hi, I am interested in the Moringa seeds and I was wondering if you still have them available? If you do please email me and let me know where I can mail you the self addressed envelope. I live in Northwest Arkansas and I know it is pretty cold right now but I have a really spacious sunroom where I can keep it until the last frost.

          • Sarah Magboo January 30, 2015, 12:48 am

            Hello William. I am interested of getting some seeds if they are still available. I live in Los Angeles CA.

          • Van Carman March 12, 2015, 6:43 pm

            Thanks for the offer.I will wait for your address on my email.I live in So.Cal near Palmdale.Van

          • Margie March 18, 2015, 10:37 am

            Do you still have moringa seeds to give away? If so, I am interested.
            Thank you.

          • Victoria April 10, 2015, 8:26 pm

            If you have seeds I am interested I live in San Bernardino California let me know pls.

          • Malti May 1, 2015, 10:21 pm

            Hi William, please let me know what address I can send a self addressed envelope to, so I can get some Moringa seeds if you have some to spare, Thanks, Malti

          • Marcy August 20, 2015, 6:45 pm

            hi William this is marcy do you still have more of the moringa seeds I live in Indiana near by Chicago just let me know and I will be interested in some of the seed thank you and God bless.

      • Leslie September 8, 2013, 8:53 pm

        I live in Lakeland and would like to grow a Moringa tree.
        Can you please let me know if you have any more seeds or baby trees?

        • Dottie June 10, 2014, 7:10 pm

          Hi Leslie! I know this comment is from ages ago, but I’m wondering if you ever planted a Moringa tree? I’m in Lakeland as well, and would love to take a cutting or two if you have them available.

        • Susan Day June 28, 2014, 12:05 am

          Hi Leslie, Have you gotten a chance to grow Moringa yet? I am sorry , have not been on this sight for a long while. Now I see all the interest. My tree is huge. I am not far from lakeland. Even if you want to send me a small self addressed envelope I could mail you some seeds. God bless

          • kay s August 18, 2014, 12:07 am

            Hi would love to get some of your seeds to plant the Moringa tree. Are you will to send to me in self address enevelope. thanks in advance Kay

        • Cristina July 12, 2015, 2:51 pm

          Hi Leslie. I also live in Lakeland and just saw this post. I was wondering, based on the date stamped, did you ever get to grow the tree? If you have, what were the results? Thank you for your time, from your Lakeland neighbor.

      • Vanessa Moline October 25, 2013, 8:57 pm

        Susan, I’m in Seminole County. I would love a baby moringa!

        • Green Deane October 28, 2013, 8:55 am

          Might have to wait until spring.

      • Helen January 7, 2014, 8:22 pm

        Hello Susan,
        I would love to try growing a Moringa tree on the balcony of my Clearwater condo. Can the Moringa tolerate living in a pot? Would you sell a few seeds? Thank you

      • shaddai colon March 19, 2014, 1:13 pm

        I am interested in getting some seed or plant start from you and I live in Deltona fl

        • Green Deane March 19, 2014, 3:37 pm

          I haven’t noticed if my trees are seeding yet. I will look.

      • nikky April 1, 2014, 3:17 pm

        Can I hear from you if you still have the moringa seeds and small trees. I live in Douglasville GA. I will like to plant some of the trees if you will be kind enough to sell them to me.

      • Susan Day June 27, 2014, 11:54 pm

        Wow , I have not been back here for so long and see all these people interested in growing. I am sorry I never got back to this post. I now have 3 trees and 1 is over 12 feet with flowers and seed pods. Lots of my Indian neighbors grow them. I give away seeds and leaves to friends but could not supply everyone here due to the shipping. Moringa source is where I bought my first seeds . Its a good company with lots to offer. I live in the Clermont Fl area . Anyone near there can get some free seeds . . God bless you all .

    • BagLady September 13, 2013, 4:06 am

      Be careful what you wish for. My property owner decided to gift me with 2 trees down the side of my house. I was hopeful they would keep the sun off the house, but as the above article says, they shoot up and I was hacking 6 foot of growth every week. The neighbours are grateful because of the leaves I give them for making tea but they are now beyond my control and are towering at roof level. Ugly looking too.

      • Betty Banning June 22, 2014, 4:06 pm

        Moringa leaves are just not for teas. The leaves and fruits are certainly delicious when cook with meat, poultry and seafood – that is if you know how to cook them with. Why else Asian people likes them?!!!! If you are making lasagna with spinach, try substituting with moringa leaves?

      • jess aquino December 6, 2014, 9:41 am


        Sounds like you can supply many people who would want some
        leaves and fruits…. I am located in virginia beach, Va and would love to
        help you clean up the overgrown tree..

    • josh February 7, 2014, 4:14 am

      awwww sorry i have alot grown at the backyard of my house, i have many many seed but you are very far from me if i would have given you for free… am in africa Ghana

    • Green Deane April 23, 2014, 4:14 pm

      Bets Retting April 13, 2014 at 16:41 [edit]

      Hi, We sell Moringa saplngs and seeds. We live in Palm Bay, FL. You can message me on FB at RiverRootsRocks or email me Thanks!

    • Betty Banning June 22, 2014, 4:00 pm

      They sell young moringa trees here at the Flea Market, on Blanding and 103rd, Jacksonville, Florida in the summertime. Prices anywhere from $7.00 to $10.00 – depends on who is selling them. If you buy them from the original vendor, they are $7.00, but other vendors will buy them then re-sell them for $10.00.

    • Britt January 21, 2018, 4:01 pm

      My back yard! In stv az, I wish I would have discovered this miracle tree long ago as I’ve lived here 3 years and never knew the amazing things it can offer.

  • helen May 29, 2012, 6:23 pm

    Would moringa be hardy on the eastern shore of Md, where we are in zone7? Would love to propogate some. I have been successful with over-wintering figs.

    • Green Deane May 29, 2012, 8:16 pm

      I’m afraid it is too cold. But, you could take it inside and over winter.

    • jacksson April 1, 2014, 1:42 pm

      From what I see for Dorchester County, where my family comes from, the Zone is 6a (correct me if wrong). That is pretty cold for a moringa tree. In Central California (Zone 8-9) it is a little cold, so people that have the tree, cut it back to about 3 feet and protect it. I have been bringing hot peppers back to life in the Spring with a small degree of protection, so I suspect that a reasonable about of protection would bring the moringa tree back in the Spring – I will find out the coming year as I am just getting into planting some of them. I have friends in Bakersfield who have been growing them for several years with success. Also, I am planning on taking cuttings in the Fall and growing them inside; if they get too large, I will get even with them by eating them. lol

    • Betty Banning June 22, 2014, 4:11 pm

      My friends in Michigan keep the plants in pots. In the wintertime they put them inside their shed being warmed with heaters. The windows are covered with plastic to let the sun in. They take them out again when it’s warm and sunny outside. Sorta plants on wheels.

  • Angel Crespo June 28, 2012, 5:31 pm

    Howdy, Mr. Green Deane, Sir! Although you warn against it, I’d like to put my Moringa tree in the ground. Have you had to protect the Moringas at all during the winter? Heavy mulch? I live in the Orlando area, near OIA, and wonder if I should keep mine potted? I have some Piper methysticum in the ground that was not affected at all this winter, just to give you an idea.
    I would also like to thank you for your informative newsletters and fine Youtube videos, sir. They are very important tools for all. Toodles!

    • Green Deane June 29, 2012, 6:57 am

      I’m in Maitland and my moringa outside has not only survived the freezes we’ve had since 2000 but also reproduced.

      • Dre August 10, 2012, 8:44 am

        I live in winter park and I was wondering if you could sell me a plant or tell me where I can buy the seeds or plant locally. The supplement is too expensive. I’ll check back on the site for a reply or email me. Thanks in advance.

        • Susan B. August 26, 2013, 7:59 am

          I am interested in purchasing some Moringa seedlings or seeds. Do you still have them available for sale?

          • Linda September 22, 2013, 6:52 am

            Paisley Farm & Crafts sells starter trees, Moringa seeds and Moringa powder on Ebay and Amazon.


            I import the seeds but grow many Moringa myself from the seeds as well as sell them.

            Hope this helps if you haven’t found any. 🙂

          • Yamikani November 5, 2013, 12:22 am

            We have moringa seeds for sale. $25/kg (3400 seeds) FOB.
            Moringa powder $1.50/kg FOB
            Contact us:
            Tel: 00265991389844

        • moore July 31, 2015, 3:15 pm

          i have but seeds and powder leaf for sales you can contact me via(

      • Saj August 22, 2013, 2:12 pm

        Hi Green . Will it stand houston freezes ? We get down to 28F .

        • Green Deane August 22, 2013, 3:18 pm

          An occasional light freeze it can take once established but if your ground freezes I don’t think so.

          • jacksson May 6, 2014, 10:07 pm

            I looked at a UTube video on the web where a man in Texas experience a cold spell that took out his moringa tree. The picture showed the tree cut to about 18 inches with hay bales around it for protection from the cold. It came back in March of last year and five months later it was 15 feet tall. The jury is still out here in Central California (Bakersfield) where friends had about 100 trees growing outside and they all died back this past (2014) winter. They are still (May) waiting to see how many will come back into growth. I told them about the hay bales and they will try that method this coming fall/winter. Another friend in the San Diego area lost his trees to frost and pulled them out of the ground; I told him that they would have probably returned into production and now he sorry for his rash act. I am trying to get my hands on some trees from a vendor in the SD area and have seeds in pots. More later . . .

  • Joelis August 4, 2012, 11:46 am

    Hi!! I leave in Winter park, is there a near place where I can get the seeds? I called a few places and nothing:(..I have a nice back yard and would love to have a Moringa tree.
    Thanks for this great info!

    • Dre August 10, 2012, 8:45 am

      I live in winter park as well, if you find a source could you let me know as well please. Thanks.

  • Paul Coats August 4, 2012, 2:59 pm

    I live in Columbus, GA (hardiness zone 8a), slightly outside the recommended growing area for moringa. Would it be possible to grow the tree here by coppicing it each year to the recommended three inches and mulching it for further protection?

    • Green Deane August 7, 2012, 6:29 am

      You might have to put it in a pot and take it in during the winter. Gets king of chilly in Georgia.

      • Elaine Winter July 17, 2013, 10:11 pm

        I have a plant in Connecticut and as soon as it comes around winter it is taken inside to grow, but it is better to grow in tropical countries.

    • Hermitress July 24, 2013, 2:54 pm

      Or you could simply grow it as an annual and harvest the leaves.

    • Andrew November 25, 2013, 3:30 am

      It certainly works for banana trees. They have been grown as far north as zone 7 and also produce fruit. I think Orinoco, Mysore, Ice Cream and Viente Cohol are some of the recommended varieties. The banana growers cut the tree back, just before the first frost of the year, to a 3 to 4 foot stump. A tomato cage is placed around the stump and it is stuffed with shredded leaves. This should protect the tree until the spring, when it is removed and growth resumes. I guess you won’t know until you try.

  • Holly Kelley August 27, 2012, 8:38 pm

    I live in Florida and just got a moringa tree from Cycad Jungle. Email Tom there and he will get you what you want.

  • Shelly-Ann August 29, 2012, 1:04 pm

    I have been told that it is not good to have green leaves of any sort as they are not good to the liver. I hear you have to have them dried as when they are green they have toxic effects… are you saying that it is not an issue with this tree? I can have them like lettuces and cabbages?

    • Green Deane August 30, 2012, 7:24 am

      Quite a few people in the world eat green tree leaves of varying species. Here in North AMerican the basswood leaves come to mind, as well as young elm leaves. Personally I like moringa leaves cooked. They have a bitter spicy-ness raw that I don’t care for.

      • eswari balan July 20, 2013, 11:00 pm

        I did not know the leaves could be eaten raw. Thank you. Its a weekly dish that I take to clean the bowels. They are delicious cooked with dhall (lentils). The plant can be grown with cuttings. I love your site.

        • Marjorie October 22, 2013, 3:04 pm

          Hi Eswari Can you please email me with some more info on that weekly dish you make for bowels. I live in N Miami and would like to know how to get a plant for potting.
          I would be grateful for any information atall

        • priya December 4, 2014, 9:02 am

          hi guys, i want fresh morhinga leaves for weekly basis. i am in falls chruch washington dc. pls help me its very helpful for 1 trimester.

  • Pat October 11, 2012, 7:43 pm

    Hi, Thank you so much for this information. I was tempted to by a Moringa today but was put off by the 40 dollar price tag and limited knowledge about the plant. I have a tiny yard. Glad I left the plant at the nursery. It is very interesting however.

  • Sherry October 14, 2012, 9:51 am

    Would this tree grow in the South East part of Tennesee? we live close to the Georgia state line. We live on a hill, and not in a valley or lower lying ground.

    • Green Deane October 14, 2012, 9:03 pm

      It would grow for one season and die in the cold winter. However, it does love to grow. You could make it a potted tree, cut it back every fall and over winter it inside.

  • Sandy November 3, 2012, 1:35 am

    I am growing 3 diferent typs of Moringa…The reguler type from India and PKM 1 Hybird from India, and an African Type I forgot the name.I live in Davie Florida…If anybody is interested..I have never shipped any before but can try.I grew alot of them last year gave most of them to my friends the 4 I have growing are very strong. About 98% of the seeds sprout even with the toads sleeping on top of them I just used the cheap compost from home depot.I allso have seeds…I want to see how the PKM-1 & the African variaty grow and and may allso have a few of them to sell.

    • Naz November 14, 2012, 10:36 pm

      Hello I am interested buying the seeds and leave for all three types of moringa that u have. Please email me

    • ahmed December 11, 2012, 2:41 pm

      im from canada and would love you to send me some thank u

    • Eve Holgate January 10, 2013, 4:19 pm

      What would happen if you tried to ship a cutting to California? Do you think it would survive? I am interested. How much would you charged for this experiment?

      • Green Deane January 11, 2013, 5:17 am

        Please contact Feral Kevin at He is in Californial and I’m sure knows where to find some moringa cuttngs.

        • jacksson May 6, 2014, 10:23 pm

 has a very interesting site regarding foraging for food. The word moringa does not show up on his site; he is located in Marin County which probably would not be a good location for the moringa unless precautions were taken. He is more into plants that can be foraged in the wild and the moringa apparently has not gone wild in Marin. Great county for wine though.

          • Green Deane May 7, 2014, 7:34 am

            Kevin and I are friends.

    • TropicBob January 14, 2013, 12:28 pm

      Hi Sandy
      I also live in Davie.I have three trees of the Moringa O. and would be very interested in the other two you grow. I assume one is the Moringa S. I have Katuk, Okinawa Spinach, Edible Hibiscus, Cranberry Hibiscus, Taro, and Chaya to trade or I will buy them. Please contact me.
      By the way- Moringa pods are delicious!!

      • Crystal May 17, 2013, 10:09 pm

        Hello TropicBob! Just found this sight and am hoping to try to grow a moringa …am really interested in some of the others you mentioned in your post…I never knew/heard of these “edibles” -have a daughter with cancer and would love to boost her immune system naturally! I am in Miami and would love to connect for conversation and possible seed purchase! How can I contact you?

      • Renee July 8, 2014, 11:44 pm

        I am looking for cuttings/seeds for most of the plants you mentioned in your posting. Please let me know how to contact you.


      • Doris November 26, 2017, 6:00 am

        Interested in buying mornings seeds if you still have some thanks

    • Meike January 22, 2013, 11:58 pm

      I am very interested in Moringa seeds, too. Please email me! Many thanks

    • Sree January 31, 2013, 1:25 pm

      I am lokking to buy this PKM seed for plant in Texas. Please let me knowhow can I get this.

    • Richard February 11, 2013, 6:42 pm

      Hi Sandy,
      I live in So Cal. I’m a member of the CRFG society. I’ve been reading more and more about Moringa plants and their healthful benefits. I’d be very interested in buying 5-10 seeds of each of the 3 types you have, if they’re available.
      Please let me know what you can/want to do in this regard.

    • rina April 4, 2013, 6:51 pm

      I live in Hollywood, Fl. Do you still have seeds or sapplings for sale?

      • Green Deane April 5, 2013, 9:16 am

        I don’t sell them but others do.

      • kay June 22, 2013, 6:36 am

        I want to buy some seeds pleas contact me Im in La

    • Josephine Nkemka April 18, 2013, 2:50 pm

      Hello Sandy thanks for the information. I leave in New Mexico and wonder if you can still send me some of your moringa seeds, plants or leaves.

    • Linda June 15, 2013, 12:58 pm

      I just heard about these trees and think it would be vary good to have them in times such as now. with all the uncertainly in the world today. I am not a person with a green thumb since I moved to NM ,but keep trying. I would probably have to keep it in a pot. but I vary interested.

    • Sheila June 19, 2013, 8:21 am

      Hi I live in north lauderdale not far from davie interested in the leaves maybe some seeds live in a town home condo can I place it in a plant pot and keep it at a minium without over growing please email me.

    • chalita July 31, 2013, 3:36 pm

      Hi Sandy, I would love to grow a moringo tree here in Alabama. Then to transfer back to my home in New Orleans, La. Please do you still have seeds or cuttings for sale? Email me, Thanks

    • Miriam August 22, 2013, 8:45 pm

      If you still have plants, I am very interested in purchasing. I live in Miami and could drive up. Could you please email me

    • Marjorie October 22, 2013, 3:08 pm

      Hi Sandy I live in N Miami and would like to buy some plants from you. Could you email me some more info. I let me know if I can pick some up and the cost Thank you M

    • Ingrid January 10, 2014, 3:37 pm

      Hi Sandy, I live in Hollywood, FL not far from you. I am interested in buyer all 3 types from you. please email me. Thanks

    • Renee July 8, 2014, 11:41 pm

      I am very interested in obtaining cuttings from your tree. I am within 20 minutes of Dania. Please let me know how to contact you.


    • Carl August 19, 2014, 6:07 am

      hi I’m interested in growing the three different variety moringa you have if you still have seeds/saplings I live in Hampton,Va 23669 can you contact me concerning price and shipping thanks

    • susie December 8, 2014, 7:38 pm

      Hello Sandy, I live in Boca Raton, Fl and would love to drive down to Davie to check out your trees and get some moringa knowledge from you. Can we meet up sometime soon?

    • Nicole June 21, 2015, 11:35 pm

      Hey i live in Austin txt im very sick with brain tumors and when i lived in ft Myers flip my boss had a tree we ate salads daily and i conquered the issues i was battling then so please i would like to try all three types if u got seeds for all three or whichever one u have all i know is I NEED A MORINGA TREE ASAP

  • Brian November 3, 2012, 2:20 pm

    Excellent plant…i think that i will risk it taking over.
    Thanks for another great article.
    BTW “oleifera” means “oil-bearing” referring to the seeds.
    “sativus” is the most common name used to mean “cultivated”
    eg Raphanus sativus , the radish

    thanks again

    • Green Deane November 5, 2012, 6:31 am

      re oleifera… you are right… I must have been asleep the night I wrote that. Thanks.

  • suriya November 17, 2012, 3:49 am

    hello sir
    im suriya frm india .we been supplying dry drum stick leaves..we supply organic drum stick flower honey …..pls give me feed back thank u

  • Joyce Forager December 13, 2012, 11:10 am

    I never cared about this tree until I read your article. Then I bought a pack of seeds from Ebay, and planted them. Two out of six seeds grew, but the seedlings are quite hardy, so hopefully we’ll get some moringa soup next year. By the way, how do you use moringa to purify water? Thanks for making a moringa convert!

  • Osas olivia December 28, 2012, 7:43 am

    Hi,thanks a lot for what i have learnt about Moringa plant.pls email me for further information.Thanks

  • jane h January 4, 2013, 10:40 am

    the miracle (moringa) tree is very impressive. we have planted it outside, 5 in a row in front of our wood 6 foot fence, yet in back of our blue- purple plumbago, purple petunias, and purple glory bush, which is the side edge of our seashell driveway. it has a very nice tropical look to it and provides shade and fertilizer from the trimmings that are cut and left on the ground to the plants which are blooming and thriving, and attract butterflies and bees.
    we use it in salads, soups and souffles. yes, it does need trimming but not a problem, that it can cut it back easily to head or shoulder level, then cut into 4″ pieces that are used for mulch. we even took the branches, fresh cut without roots…. and planted them in the ground in our back yard and they are now 15-20 foot high and provide a privacy screen between our neighbors yard and us.

    we highly recommend it, especially now that they are poisoning our seed supplies with gmo’s and food supply by sky- spraying 24/7 with chemtrail poisons of aluminum particulates, viruses, bacterias, fluoride, and multitudes of other things from the sky, and which now have cut our sunlight by atleast 20. %

    jane from southwest florida.

    • aidana June 27, 2013, 12:24 pm

      Jane I’m in southeast florida and I would love to have this plant did you started from seeds? and where did you get them?

  • Aniko Palko January 10, 2013, 7:17 pm

    Hi I live in central Fla and My babys are less than 6 months old
    where can I Buy fresh moringa leaves buy the lb
    I would love to find 7 to 14 Lbs

    • Green Deane January 11, 2013, 5:15 am

      I would try ECHO in Ft. Myers. They have many trees or knows someone who does.

    • Antonette Lobo February 24, 2013, 12:49 am

      I buy Moringa leaves at our local CHINESE grocery store…..

  • Jeannie St. Pierre January 14, 2013, 1:59 am

    i would love to get some moringa seeds to plant my own tree. Could someone contact me if you have seeds please! So looking forward to getting them!

  • Jeannie St. Pierre January 14, 2013, 2:01 am

    I would love to get some moringa seeds to plant my own tree. If anyone has some could they please contact me please!!

  • me January 18, 2013, 9:38 am

    Moringa seeds are sold on Amazon at Moringa Scientific intl

  • jane January 18, 2013, 9:56 am

    Dear Green Deane,
    Thank you for your time and information.
    I was wondering if I can farm Moringa in Louisiana we’ve been trying to survive since the flood. Since we can sometimes go down to 33degrees here in Louisiana, do you think that Moringa will survive any future cold snaps.
    Thank you for your thoughts
    Let America feed America.
    Give rise to small farms again.

  • Vanessa D Cardwell January 31, 2013, 2:21 am

    I have just researched this miracle tree and have many health issues that I believe it would help. Also, I don’t have great luck with flowering plants other than roses. I would love to attempt to grow a few of them indoors as I live in southwestern Kentucky and understand that they wouldn’t live through our winters. If you would be so kind as to contact me regarding a way to attempt growing this plant to assist in my healing process. Thank you very much. V. Cardwell

  • Douglas Wright February 17, 2013, 6:30 pm

    I live in Jamaica and am very familiar with the Moringa. I boil the leaves green and make a tea from it. I keep it in the refrigerator and drink it every day sometimes twice or three times daily. Is there any limitation on your daily consumption?

    • Green Deane February 17, 2013, 6:40 pm

      As far as I know, there is no limited to daily consumption as a tea.

  • Antonette Lobo February 24, 2013, 12:53 am

    Moringa leaves are sold in the chinese grocery stores…

  • Edna Kelly February 26, 2013, 1:51 pm

    My son started eating moringa leaves in 2005. He has Crohn’s Disease and the doctors had told him there was nothing more they could do, after he’d had 2 sections of his bowel removed. Today he is in complete remission and the doctor’s only comment “Don’t tell me about it. You’ll put me out of business”.
    Now he grows moringa trees, harvests and processes the leaves and sells the dried moringa leaf powder at our local farmers market. We add the powder to so many things we eat now and we are all healthier for it.

    • Bob James April 5, 2013, 6:07 pm

      Edna, is the doctor or your son raising Moringa?

  • Bob James February 26, 2013, 9:45 pm

    My seed order from Amazon arrived from Thailand, so I hope they like Central Florida (Fern Park). At least they gave me 530 of them. They may have heard of my brown thumb.

    • Julie April 26, 2013, 3:01 pm

      I’m in Lake Mary area and would be happy to buy some of your seeds if they’re viable?

  • laura February 28, 2013, 9:42 am

    hi everyone! i have moringa trees for sale in south florida…all the talk about the health benifits are true…so i had to start planting them to spread the word!!!

    • kevin April 6, 2013, 7:32 am

      Thanks for sharing!!!!
      I am interested in buying Miracles…:-)
      Where can I find You….them….Moringas?

    • Char -lee Murphy April 13, 2013, 10:39 am

      Hello Laura
      I would like to purchase several trees if you have any. I live in s. fl east coast in pompano bch. Are you near this part of the coast ?
      Thanks for any info
      Gratefully ,

    • Angie McK April 25, 2013, 10:39 am

      Hi Laura,
      I am interested in Moringa trees. do you have some for sale? how much and can you ship it in Tennessee?



    • Debbie Krietemeyer June 1, 2013, 11:14 am

      Hi Laura,
      I am interested in purchasing a couple of Moringa trees from you . Could you let me know how to proceed. I live in Micanopy, Fl.
      Thanks look forward to hearing from you.

    • Marjorie October 22, 2013, 4:13 pm

      Hi Laura please send me your info and prices and address I’d like to buy some

  • Leticia Fines February 28, 2013, 2:16 pm

    This moringa tree or malunggay tree is not new to me. I used to eat the leaves when I was a little girl back in the Philippines. And now, I am doing alot of research about this particular plant. I have acquired moringa seeds (mail order) here in the U.S. It is pretty amazing what this tree can do to life.
    I have started my seedlings this month of February 2013, hopefully I will have good germination rate. By the way, I live in northern California, in Sacramento valley. I will give it try (plant the tree) and see what happens!

    • Vivian Rootness April 10, 2013, 11:01 pm

      I live in El Dorado and I am starting my seed now. Would like to find out how yours are doing.

    • Pete April 16, 2013, 8:40 pm

      Hi Leticia,

      I would be interested with your result of planting Malunggay from seed. I’m in O.C. in Southern California. I was not successful in planting the tree from branch. I wanted to try the seed.


    • cathy October 12, 2013, 4:15 pm

      Hi Leticia, I am in the Sacramento area too. Did your plants do well? Would it be possible for me to get some seeds or cuttings from you?

    • Atanas April 16, 2014, 7:02 am

      Hi Leticia,
      I live in Vacaville Northern CA. I bought my small Moringa but wonder sould I plant it outside or indoors. I am looking for your advise. Thanks.

    • Atanas April 16, 2014, 7:08 am

      Would you be able to contact me trough email? My e-mail is

  • Bob James March 19, 2013, 10:30 pm

    My order from Amazon came from Thailand and I’m pleased to have one sprouting today. The seller sent 530 seeds and I’ve started, I hope, 30.

  • Edward March 31, 2013, 3:06 pm

    I sell the seeds on Ebay, my username is edwardpuertorico, they grow really fast!! I ship from Puerto Rico

  • George Riente April 12, 2013, 7:31 pm

    Hi to all:We carry Moringa Oleifera plants and seeds.Over 10.000 plants to choose.Even we offer a set where you can grow your own plants,including the pots,the seeds ,potting soil and natural fertilizer plus the instructions.
    Moringa can be planted in zone 9,10 and 11 outdoor and zone 7 and 8 in pots and keep inside in winter.
    More information:
    Moringa Place Llc.
    Tweeter: @machipuma
    1021 C Rd.

  • Katie Burns April 13, 2013, 7:43 pm

    I live in Ohio, we have cold and snowy winters, but is there anyway that I could grow Moringa here???

    • Green Deane April 14, 2013, 10:18 pm

      Only if you take it inside for at least half of the year.

  • Stacy April 15, 2013, 6:00 pm

    What size planter pot would you recommend for indoor growing. What type of soil medium? Thanks.

    • George Riente June 25, 2013, 9:21 am

      7 gallon can be good for the first 24 month and after you can use 15 to 20 gallons pots.The soil must be 3 parts of horse manure and one part of top soil or humus.Not over watering,just keep the soil light in humidity. For outside when is frozen time,you can cover the bottom of the trunck and the roots with mulch,2 feet around the trunk and a least 6 inches high.And cover the top of the tree with a Nylon sheet.

  • fadi April 16, 2013, 12:24 am

    hi there, i live in Toronto and need to get Moringa seeds OR Treee ,,, any help in this pleas.. do u if i can find them here in toronto pls… thank you so much for ur help 🙂

    • Zsaire Gable May 29, 2013, 10:37 pm

      Fadi you can buy them from Alberta. Google Moringa Alberta.

  • Amos Mwangi May 4, 2013, 11:28 am

    This is interesting !!!
    I am tempted to do an invitation to any one who has a desire to visit East Africa and the same should have know-how on how to plant moringa so that could be our guest, whereby he may teach us on how best to plant moringa for the best result. Any body like that should should feel free to conduct us on our email. Thank you !!!

    • Julie June 2, 2013, 8:21 am

      I am super tempted to visit East Africa!! 😛 The tree should grow well in Africa (most places – they handle drought well). Which country are you located?? Check out too – I have bought some other trees from them – they should have tons of info for you and you can email them – they do lots of trainings for tropical/sub tropical edibles.

    • t sensenig July 10, 2013, 4:34 pm

      Moringa grows wild along the roads in Tanzania. Encouraging/showing its use is the challenge. It would help solve a problem verbalized by women in Morogoro that they have no vegetables during the dry months.

  • Spencer May 20, 2013, 6:23 pm

    Very easy to propagate from large woody cuttings.

  • Jennifer June 4, 2013, 10:52 am

    I live in Alberta, would like to Buy a Moringa tree/ Seeds. Are they available here or do I have to order them From the States?

  • Tiffany June 5, 2013, 6:44 pm

    I recently found out about the Moringa Tree and Im interested in growing my own tree. I do have some concerns since I do see that the tree can grow to 35 feet if I read that correctly. My questions would be …How far away from the house should the tree be planted? I would not want to see the roots grow under the house or cause damage. The other question is can it be grown in a pot instead of in the ground? Do you know if wild animals are attracted to the plant?I live in a community but on a preserve I could easily plant them out on the preseve but would rather plant them closer to me since I own the property but not the preserve. The other question is, if the plant is constantly cut will the tree remain small? Thanks in advance for your advice.

  • Jennifer Small June 16, 2013, 5:51 pm

    Good day to you. I live in Barbados, West Indies and would like to get seeds of the three different Moringa plants please – The Regular Type from India, PKM 1 Hybird from India and one from Africa. Just tell me the price and you can post the seeds to me. Thank you.

    • Yamikani November 5, 2013, 1:09 am


      We can offer you FREE 100 seeds for free-just pay for your own postage. We are located in Malawi,Africa. We have 30Ha of moringa trees and we export to Germany,South Africa and Mozambique.

  • max June 20, 2013, 11:47 am

    We planted kilometres of Moringa rows for stock food on our station 400 km south of Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory.
    They have gone crazy.
    They are sprouting all over our 210 square kilometres.
    The cattle eat the pods and have sown the seeds in their dung every where they go.
    The trees need regular cutting back so cattle can reach the foliage, but this is not possible for us. Just to big a task and only us on our station.

  • Mary lenie Saint Loth June 22, 2013, 10:14 pm

    Hi! can that tree survive the winter in Canada!

    • Green Deane June 23, 2013, 6:49 pm

      Only in a pot inside.

    • t sensenig July 10, 2013, 4:48 pm

      I live in the Washington DC area (zone 6b). My 8-foot moringa tree is in a 5-gallon pot that lives indoors when the outside temperature goes down to 50 degrees. It loses its leaves inside my house that stays at 62-64 degrees in winter. In summer it has flowered but not produced seeds. I just lopped off the top half and stuck it in a pot, hoping it will root in a few weeks.

    • Sue & Chris February 2, 2015, 9:38 pm

      Hello Mary……We have just seen your Post. We am curious to know if you were able to grow a Moringa plant/tree successfully in Canada? We would like to do the same, if possible. Thanks for your advice.
      Sue & Chris

  • Garden Om June 30, 2013, 4:49 pm

    Some of our local co op members (Central Florida) are growing and selling moringa organically (along with many other fruits, vegetables and plants). I have a young tree, just starting harvesting leaves. If you are in Pinellas or Pasco county, we have market days every Saturday even during the summer months. Moringa is available, you can order online at and pickup on Saturdays in New Port Richey.

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  • Claudia July 9, 2013, 3:02 pm

    I only discovered Moringa late last year. I would like to get a plant and also some of the leaves to make the drink. I hear it is good for “hot flashes”. I live in Miramar, Florida. Please contact me thru my email.

  • Claudia July 9, 2013, 3:07 pm

    I live in Miramar Florida and would like to get a plant of the Moringa tree as well as some of the leaves to make the drink. Please contact me thru my email address.

    • Robert October 13, 2013, 1:14 am

      Hi Claudia, if you can drive to Hollywood, FL you can buy fresh leaves. Just search Craigslist ads for “fresh moringa leaves” in Broward county, farm and garden section.

  • kelly July 26, 2013, 1:55 pm

    i just got my seeds in the mail. i ordered them off Amazon,and they came from Thailand. i cant wait to plant them. i need to get some pots, i want to move them into the greenhouse later in winter, as we have hard freezes in my zone, 9A i believe im in. it can get into the 20s here for several hours during the early hours before dawn. hope they do well, im so excited to grow this plant!

  • william August 15, 2013, 12:28 pm

    Okay, I have done the research and am ready to plant a moringa but, . . . my wife suggested I ask you if it is possible we could taste some of your moringa leaves first. It would be nice to know if we like the flavor of the leaves before growing a tree (my wife is so smart). I lived in Orlando 30 years, my cousin lives in Maitland by St Mary Mag and we visit him often. Could we meet up somewhere and sample some of your leaves please?

    • Green Deane August 16, 2013, 6:27 am

      That can be done, if I am still here. I may be moving shortly. Haven’t sorted that out yet.

  • Saj August 22, 2013, 2:04 pm

    I cant grow it cz I am in Houston. I cant grow my Lychies or mangoes either. I have to move to FL I guess

    • Jeannie August 28, 2013, 2:40 pm

      Saj, I live in Houston, too, and I’ve been growing Moringa successfully for the last 10 years. Don’t give up! 🙂

      • E.J. Kelley September 3, 2013, 9:46 am

        would be interested in obtaining some seeds from you. I live about 2 hrs from Houston. How could we make this happen. would be happy to send a self addressed pre stamped envelope if possible.

  • Eli August 22, 2013, 7:46 pm

    Im looking for a small tree to plant . I live in central Florida, please help

  • Rubi Settles August 22, 2013, 7:46 pm


    We live in Celebration and have read a lot of great things about the Moringa tree. We want to plant it in our back yard. What is the best way to do it: from a seed or a small plant? I am a bit hesitant on buying a seed from a seed place.

    Thanks, Rubi

    • Green Deane August 23, 2013, 3:12 pm

      They grow happily either way, a small tree or from seeds.

  • Ann August 24, 2013, 2:23 am

    Hi Green Deane,

    I live in northwest Orlando, near Clarcona-Ocoee Road and Hiawassee Road near Wekiva. I would like to grow the Moringa Trees in my yard.
    Can anyone help me get either the branches or seeds of the Moringa Trees from India, or point me in the right direction as to where I can get them, I would really appreciate it very much. Thanks a million … happy growing!


    • Jim March 8, 2014, 7:36 am

      Small moringa plants are usually available at the Sanford Farm Swap Meet.

  • sara September 4, 2013, 12:13 am

    I’m looking to buy the pods, but I can only find them for sale in Australia. US customs won’t let them (the pods) come into the country. Know how I can get some?

  • sara September 4, 2013, 12:24 am

    I got some India moringa powder that says it’s “hygienically low temperature dried”. Is that considered radiated? Must it be dried with NO heat at all?

  • Kimberly Ashe-Steckelberg September 8, 2013, 4:35 pm

    I am a licensed grower currently selling moringa trees in Georgia & I ship on a regular basis. Please contact me if you are interested. Moringa is truly a miracle tree!

    • Awadelkarim Nimir July 31, 2014, 5:03 am

      I am planning to plant one Million trees of moringa trees (Pmk1) originated from India, it will be In Somali land ( North Somalia) , to produce seeds , powder, honey . Am looking on how to market it in future.

  • CHARLES FRASER September 25, 2013, 9:15 am

    Hi, I read your article and that was a great to know and understand the values of this wonderful God’s plant. Would I be able the get some plants if you have any. I live Central Florida and would love to grow it.

  • Judy M. September 30, 2013, 1:49 pm

    I live in Kissimmee FL and am interested in purchasing a small moringa tree from a local grower in central FL. Please let me know if you have any for sale.

    • Natachasheldon October 9, 2013, 2:34 pm

      Come to my house ill give you branches.

      • Peter November 4, 2013, 6:31 am

        Good morning, Natacha,

        I live in Melbourne, FL and am very interest in growing moringa tree. Would it be possible to go to get some branches from you? Much thanks, my email is AMOY321@GMAIL.COM


  • Charl October 4, 2013, 7:52 pm

    I live in South Africa. Have fertile soil but have battled to get moringa seeds going. Perhaps I must try horse manure. Thanks for a gr8 post. C

  • Don October 5, 2013, 2:59 pm

    I started googling moringa last winter and now Im hooked. Im convinced of its value to people, animals, and the planet. Unfortunately The zone I live in is not freindly for this tropical wonder tree. So Ive resorted to growing them in buckets/5 gal. I enjoy eating the leaves on a regular basis every couple weeks. But that has kept my plants at a 3′ height and I think its hindering the leaf production. A few questions I have to those that know from experience. How many extablished plants in planters 5 gal minimum do I need to get regular/weekly harvests? What size planters will alow the tree to grow pods? If I eat leaves from the plants regular basis will that stop flowering?…anyone?

  • Natachasheldon October 9, 2013, 2:29 pm

    I have one Moringa tree in my backyard. I have had it for two years. You say prolific I didn’t think so. Until today.
    I was on site yesterday looking at your weed section for what constitutes a weed. This morning I was looking in my yard and looking down at the grass at all the different weights I had. And to my surprise guess what I found.
    Moringa. It’s a groundcover.
    Itsy-bitsy little pink flowers, Those tiny little beat pods that you can’t hardly see And the particularly The leaves. I went over to the Maringa tree. Double check the leaves. Compared them, Tasted them, Yep it’s the same thing.
    So I picked myself a bunch of leaves with the flowers and the little Beanpots.
    There in my sink now I put them in a little bit of water and I’m going to clean them after I write this email. Guess what we’re having as a side dish. My first ever true foraged side dish.

  • Marjorie October 22, 2013, 3:30 pm

    I am in awe of this website thanks for all this info.I live in Miramar Florida and just have to find where I can get a plants for potting. I live in an apt with a balcony

  • Anita October 22, 2013, 8:36 pm

    I ordered Moringa seeds from Amazon and Planted 16 from rareseeds and 15 sprouted. Nibbled on the sprouts and loved it. Tastes like watercress. Can’t wait for them to grow and add to salads, etc.
    We’re in O’Brien (south of Lake City & Live Oak). I’m willing to pass along a few seeds if anyone is interested. Even willing to mail some as a trade for WILD Purslane seeds. (The yellow blooming one, not the pink blooms.)

  • Danielle October 27, 2013, 2:38 pm

    I think I have this tree in my back yard but how can I know for sure. Can I send you a picture and you can tell me please.

  • Cindy November 28, 2013, 9:46 am

    I am so in love with this tree & it’s world value. I have 2 + acres of open pasture in Sarasota Co. I have never seen one fully grown. How many per acre in the ground or in large pots of soil. We have a good water source.

    Thanks in advance

  • Betsy December 15, 2013, 7:14 pm

    Hi, I just received some of the seeds from a family friend that had me start some of them for her because she was not able to propagate them. In return for getting them started she gave me some also. I can only say that after reading all the info on this tree I am excited to get one growing and harvest the leaves and pods from it. How long before it forms pods if anyone knows?

  • Tom Broome December 22, 2013, 11:01 pm

    I have been growing this species in my Lakeland nursery for about three years and have been trying to figure out what the best way would be to sell them. The young seedlings are so soft that they didn’t do so well when shipped. The stems easily get bent if not supported from the start and can make a not so great looking tree. It wasn’t until this season that I decided just to top off all the seed grown plants and let them branch out from the short main stem, and these plants are holding up a lot better. I’m very pleased how these are holding up now. They seem to do pretty well in containers, but for those who want to try this, it is interesting to note that these plants have a large carrot like taproot with little secondary roots while it is small. Starting in deeper pots instead of wider pots makes a fast,huge taproot that will help it grow even faster later on. Cutting the new growth back after 2 leaf nodes are produced helps make a bushier plant that will produce more leaf material within a height that can be easily reached. I like using the new leaves in a salad. I think older leaves get a little bitter and are better if cooked like greens. These are great plants, and I’m glad I already had greenhouses for me to grow these in.

    • jacksson May 6, 2014, 11:28 pm

      I saw a Utube video where the lady plants the seeds in toilet paper and paper towel cardboard rolls in six inch pots. When they reach the point where they are ready to go into larger pots, they are easy to handle with the roots being protected by the cardboard rolls. The worms like the cardboard too. Her very interesting site is:

    • Jill December 1, 2014, 8:32 pm

      Hi Tom,
      I am also in Lakeland and I am interested in planting a Moringa Tree in my yard. Do you have any for sale or do you have leaves to try?

  • Bird February 24, 2014, 3:39 pm

    ECHO farms in North Forth Myers, FL 33917,, has lots of information on Moringa. They sell moringa seeds, plants and publications in the bookstore. An amazing place. I saw a demonstration on its benefits, quite extensive, and they had a simple large sun dryer that they made. Take a tour if you can. Their mission is to reduce hunger and improve lifes worldwide. I bought a bag of leaves, dried them in a paper bag and now sprinkle it my food. It doesn’t have a strong taste. I wish I had land to grow it in Sarasota.

  • panooq March 4, 2014, 2:47 am

    My trees did really well last year, but they have to be grown as an annual here since they die each winter if left outside. I get my seeds off ebay, but there is usually some trouble trying to import them, so I stick with people selling them here in America.

    It’s my favorite plant ever!

  • Loumac March 8, 2014, 12:48 pm

    Great article! I just orered my seeds and was wondering where to plant it in my yard here in Miami, Fl. You have convinced me to grow it in a pot. Thanks!

  • Algis April 13, 2014, 4:05 am

    Which you can send Moringa seeds? Please write me an e-mail algis.ivasauskas @

  • John April 13, 2014, 4:39 am

    Great article Dean, I have 4 of these beauties in my yard and like you said, they grown amzaingly quick! I planted mine 2 months ago at a foot high in the middle of our driest summer on record (Gold Coast QLD Aust) and they are now 7 foot tall after only watering them once after the intial watering when I planted them.
    I juice heaps so I’ve started using them quite heavily and they are responding brillantly.
    Thanks heaps for your wonderful knowledge and caring enough to share 🙂
    I’m about to buy a few Sweet leaf – sauropus androngynus’s and give them a go as well.
    All the best from OZ

    • Sue & Chris February 2, 2015, 9:21 pm

      Hello from Florida. ( hey my son & g’friend just moved to Oz….Gold Coast, Bond Univ….(Law) ….they love your beautiful country!! )
      Do you have pics of your Moringa tree? We just went to ECHO here in Ft. Myers and are trying to germinate seeds and plant the Moringa saplings that we got. We are a bit nervous that they grow so quickly.
      We are from Canada ….& come to Florida as” snowbirds” each winter. We have Aussie family and hope to see them next winter. Maybe we will bring some Moringa seeds……but is that permitted through Customs. Where did you obtain your seeds? Asia or USA . Thanks.
      Cheers. Sue & Chris

      • Green Deane February 2, 2015, 9:55 pm

        I got a seedling from Echo about 12 years ago.

  • Moringa Monterrey April 18, 2014, 12:23 pm

    Its true, this tree grows extremely fast. Me and my family are consuming moringa powder every day, a rich source of nutrients indeed.

  • Don_in_Odessa April 19, 2014, 12:18 pm

    The Moringa seeds and Pigeon Pea seeds I got from Bill Bilodeau at Gaia’s Guardians have germinated. The Moringa took nine days to germinate planted at 1.5 times the seed diameter. The Pigeon Peas took six days planted about a half inch deep. I also received, out of his kindness and generosity a couple plants of Katuk, Horsemint and Dawn Dewa from his private collection.

    If you live in their area, these people deserve some help and support.
    Gaia’s Guardians is a half acre demonstration garden of permaculture located adjacent to a safe house ministry for veterans in St Pete. The safe house clients help in the garden and use it as a supplemental food source for the safe house ministry. They do tours on most Sundays. And meet on the second Tuesday of each month.

  • jay May 12, 2014, 8:51 pm

    I just need fresh moringa leaves 5 to 7 , pl let me know how can get it.

  • Don May 13, 2014, 7:00 pm

    I heard that some people believe the moringa is related to the tree of life. 🙂 Not sure that someone believes that, but this tree has so many benefits it would at least run a close second place. Knowing it’s benefits, you would not go wrong to add it to your garden.
    At ECHO, I was told it does quite well in large pots and will grow 6-10 ft in a year. If you are traveling I-75 through S Florida, take the Bayshore Road Exit in North Fort Myers and go East one mile to ECHO (Environmental Concerns for Hunger Org). It is worth the stop. You will not be disappointed. Amazing!

  • Lavaria May 28, 2014, 9:24 pm

    I planted a maringo seed three weeks ago and I see a white root! This is pretty cool! I can’t wait to see what it will do!

  • patriciagast May 29, 2014, 5:46 am

    if someone cant afford the moringa then I will give them one ; I have 50 small 16 inch trees in pots;

    • Renee July 8, 2014, 11:55 pm

      I would love to take you up on your generous offer!!! I am in the Miami-Ft. Lauderdale area, are you? Please contact me at

      Thank you so very much.

    • Cathi Sutton July 17, 2014, 6:23 pm

      patriciagast, please, please if you still have one available let me know. My emailaddress is
      Thank you!

  • Kathleen June 19, 2014, 12:20 pm

    I was a hopeless diabetic now free from the gross injections due to the benefits of Moringa. I’m looking for the fresh leaves and live in a small town just north of West Palm Beach, Fl. Also a starter tree and support to get started. please email at Thank God for the tree and the person who developed this website.

    • Sylvia June 22, 2014, 12:25 am

      hi, I am also hopeless. My mother is diabetic and her sugars are all over the place from low 40’s to 500’s She is insulin dependent and the doctors just tell her to take more insulin. its a constant rollercoster with her sugar. Does the morenga really work. and if so how can I get some.

  • Veronica July 26, 2014, 10:01 am

    Hi, I am also a diabetic and would love to try the Moringa, and have a tree of my own, I live in Lake Worth Florida,
    My question is how long can the plant stay in a pot if grown inside, will it get fruits if grown in the pot. My home is on a small property, I am concern about the roots with the water line and the fundation of the house. Does anyone know it they will be effected?

    Does anyone know where I can get the seeds, fruit, powder, leaves or plants around my area? I am really excited to try this plant for my family.

  • Margaret July 27, 2014, 9:29 am

    Amazon has Moringa seeds for sale. Maybe Moringa nutritional supplements too.

    • Rose August 16, 2014, 5:43 pm

      I just saw a moringa supplement+ in my puritans Pride catalog. Try their website.

  • Cara LR August 8, 2014, 8:58 pm

    I have a huge moringa stenopetala, about 5 years old, with about 5 trunks because it was cut back to a stump at about 3 years old. It is obviously very healthy but never has pods. Every year in summer I get lots of blossums but never pods. This is a mystery to me. Have you any experience or data on this?

  • Cara LR August 8, 2014, 9:09 pm

    I live in Clearwater, Fl. and I have some healthy young moringa oelifera trees in pots for sale. Email me if interested.

  • kishor bhatt August 14, 2014, 1:35 am

    my hoby grow moringa in school

  • carl August 14, 2014, 11:43 pm

    I am looking for seeds from this plant if you have some for sale please contact me. Located in north Florida

    • Margaret August 15, 2014, 10:14 am has them, that’s where I bought mine.

  • Renee watts August 22, 2014, 4:15 pm

    I would love to grow this wonderful plant, if anyone has one that they would like to give away I would greatly appriciate the gift.

  • margie August 28, 2014, 5:20 pm

    can these trees be grown in Tucson, az with some care

    • Green Deane August 29, 2014, 12:47 pm

      It really depends on how cold it gets.

  • Mary Elen September 4, 2014, 10:45 pm

    We are now selling seeds harvested August 2014 grown in sunny Florida and hand picked with tender loving care. We harvest seeds about every four months. Fall is a good time to buy seeds if you live in the north. Seeds can not be shipped to northern climates during freezing weather. Buy now and store in the refrigerator for up to 3 years until planning….because our seeds are always fresh off the tree.

  • daryl September 5, 2014, 6:26 pm

    sounds like if you have enough acreage, just plant it and leave it to grow. here in texas the periodic frosts will keep it at bay.

  • Carlos Pazmiño September 6, 2014, 9:33 am

    I am exploring on the culture of moringa in Florida, i am from México and want to know if you have seeds and how does the tree grows? Tks

  • Elaine September 7, 2014, 7:42 pm

    Great article.. I live in Arizona and planted two seeds, and your right it is almost four foot tall. I put the leaves in my smoothes every morning

    I just hope it does not freeze this winter.

    • Susan April 27, 2015, 3:21 pm

      Hi Elaine
      If you have any seed pods I would love a few seeds. I live in western AZ… where it never gets cold! Thanks

  • Moorehead September 27, 2014, 1:36 pm

    I live in north Georgia and would like to try to cultivate 2-3 Moringa trees. Are you willing to part with some of your seeds?

  • Mary October 20, 2014, 4:46 am

    If you would like inexpensive seedlings…I have about 30-50 just about an inch to 2 inches tall and another 50 soaking. My sister worked for a plant nursery here that went bankrupt and I had to find a way for her to enjoy her hobby and still make a bit of money. The seedlings are 3 for $20 and they’re growing about 1/2 inch per day. The saplings will be ready in a few weeks and they’ll be 2 for $25 to include shipping in SC. Outside of SC we have to add fire ant killer to mix so a few dollars more for shipping. Mary in Charleston, SC (email is best)

  • Charzie December 26, 2014, 6:40 am

    Hi, I live in Lehigh Acres Fl, and would LOVE to be able to get any form of Moringa from someone who may be in the area so I could pick it up. I can’t pay much right now but maybe we could trade for something? I have lots of ferns and nopal (opuntia) cactus, or let me know what you could use and I can try to help. You can e-mail me direct (subject: Moringa) at Thank-you so much in advance!

  • Robert January 1, 2015, 11:35 am

    I regularly sell fresh, organic moringa leaves in Craigslist. I am in Hollywood, FL. Anybody interested can just drop by and will pick it fresh from the tree. You can make your own tea or powder with it. It makes an excellent soup. Send me an email:

  • Donata Joseph January 14, 2015, 6:42 am

    Hi, I am interested in getting the seeds. I love this article. Can I use the fruit to plant a tree? I have some here.

    Thank you 🙂

    • Green Deane January 14, 2015, 9:15 am

      The fruit should have seeds in it. That’s how one of mine got started, from seed/

  • Lawrence January 24, 2015, 5:07 am

    I just started soaking my moringa seeds tonight, if you are interested in seeing the growth process I will be posting images here @

    ~ Lawrence

  • Lawrence February 23, 2015, 3:03 am
  • Sunny Worell May 1, 2015, 4:52 pm

    If you live in the Orlando area you can get moringa from Tom Carey at Sundew Gardens just behind UCF. You can look it up online. I do not know if he sells trees, seedlings or seeds. My daughter used to work for him as a volunteer. She gave me cuttings from four saplings he gave her to take up to a farm in Pensecola. His place is very interesting all by itself and provides fresh produce for several restaurants around town.

  • Mezie May 20, 2015, 1:30 pm

    So many of this moringa tree grows at my backyard,I always thought them to be unwanted trees,so I often cut them off but no matter how much I do they come up again…but today,I have known its so important to life,so am never gonna cut it again,but take care of it…Thanks to God for the Miracle tree sent to me.

  • Jude June 16, 2015, 2:30 am

    you mentioned bringing them inside for winter, being so big, is there a pot big enough to keep them standing in strong winds? they’d love our summers but we have long winters. I’d happily pot them if it would work. thank you

  • Julie Smith June 19, 2015, 7:46 am

    I live in Dallas, Texas and I would love to buy a Himalayas variety of Moringa Oleifera plant. I saw 1 nursery who sell African variety of Moringa Oleifera but I want the Himalayas version. Do you know anybody who sells a Himalayas variety Moringa Oleifera Plant? Please email me.

  • Donald Murray June 22, 2015, 8:20 am

    I just want to say that moringa seeds are inexpensive at ECHO in Fort Myers. To get to ECHO, take I-75 to Bayshore Exit (N side of river) and go about a mile East of I-75 toward the civic center. There will be a sign and you turn left.

    They do well in large pots on the lanai. If Johnny Appleseed knew about moringa, he would have sowed the countryside with it. In fact, I plant them here and there. Churches should plant at least one to supplement their food pantries.

    • CaptTurbo December 18, 2016, 1:59 pm

      I was at ECHO a few weeks ago and their moringa saplings looked like crap. Actually most of their plants looked pretty poor. I did buy a couple Barbados cherry trees at the time though and they are doing great! My chocolate Labrador spends half her life under my neighbor’s Barbados cherry tree foraging like a little brown pig so now she has her own! Wee!!!

  • Ram June 24, 2015, 6:22 am

    I live in India and supplier of Moringa seed to Hongkong and china regularly. It is miracle seed and highly nutritional supplements too.
    If anybody need this please contact me my mail or mobile. / 00919443190994. ( what`s app )

  • Tracy Zao July 16, 2015, 2:47 pm

    I wouldn’t necessarily say that having a tree as beneficial to your health as Moringa growing at an overwhelming rate is a bad thing. That would mean that it is easily available, and replenishes fast. Considering how much it can help solve global issues, this makes it the perfect candidate

  • bakari August 20, 2015, 5:06 am

    hi! I sell moringa seeds dry and clean if you want it please email me at

    • Tenyo November 13, 2015, 4:16 pm

      I sell too and I take eveyday 🙂

  • Heather August 22, 2015, 1:38 pm

    I come from Southern Africa and looking at supplying the crushed leaf to anyone who is interested. This crop is grown organically with only natural animal manure as fertilizer on small scale farms by women who are trying to sustain families in the harsh economic environment, all seen too often in Africa. I am now ‘pre-diabetic’ so brought some back with me. I promised that on my return to Europe I would give their plea a shout out, so here it is.

    • christine delks October 4, 2015, 4:56 am

      how can I order from them? I live in det mich.

      • Shopana July 9, 2016, 9:14 pm

        You can buy them on Amazon

    • Lee January 19, 2016, 3:42 pm

      Hi Heather, how can I order please?

    • Janet March 24, 2016, 10:23 am

      I will order from your ladies, Heather. My daughter has cancer and I want natural, organic help for her. Thank you.

  • tammy August 26, 2015, 7:00 pm

    My tree is about 6 ft tall and the stem is still green will it turn brown and get stronger and some of the leaves are turning yellow help.

  • Ukay August 30, 2015, 12:04 pm

    I have moringa trees in my backyard in Miami Florida. I can supply both dried/powdered leaves and seeds. Contact me via email for your moringa needs.

    • laurie Krafsig September 14, 2015, 6:58 am

      Hi Ukay, Interested in Moringa seeds please. I live in SC but going to try growing inside and outside. My address is 2003 Country Manor Dr., Mt Pleasant SC 29466. Excited..let me know if you need anything else from me please. Thank you

      • Anna DeBernardis September 24, 2015, 1:03 am

        Hi Lauri, Would love to know how you are doing with your Moringa seeds. Would love to try some seeds too. Anxious to start growing the tree too. Anna

        • Anna DeBernardis January 10, 2016, 1:14 am

          Did buy two Moringa trees from a local nursery in October. Have it in my high ceiling enclosed porch that gets morning sun. Transplanted it in two large pots with miracle grow potting soil. I will be putting the pots outside when it gets warmer here in Florida. I am able to pick leaves every day to add to smoothies or cooking. Can feel the difference using it.

      • Ms Krafsig September 15, 2016, 9:55 pm

        Was the Moringa Oliver a success?

    • Diane Giberson September 29, 2015, 3:39 pm

      Would love some seeds.. pls email me for contact info.

      • Colleen Eads October 6, 2015, 9:45 am

        Do you still have seeds available? I have a crippling autoimmune disease and would love to plant these. Thanks!

    • Gail October 24, 2015, 9:17 am

      I will happily trade Moringa oliefera seeds for other seeds. If you will tell me what you’re interested in, I’ll check my personal inventory of seeds, as I have a good collection.

    • Terry Grewer October 26, 2015, 7:18 pm

      I am interested in some moringa seeds. Live in Apollo Beach, FL, near Ruskin.
      Please let me know if I can get some seeds from you.
      My Daughter lives in Ft. Lauderdale & might be able to pick them up. Or can send to me by mail.
      Thank you.
      Terry Grewer

      • Vickie S March 2, 2016, 5:17 pm

        Terry, Kerby’s Nursery in Brandon has Moringa trees. 2311 S Parsons Ave Brandon, FL 33584-5213. (813) 685-3265

    • Josh Ashbourne December 1, 2015, 2:46 am

      I have an interest in getting some of the dried /powdered leaves and seeds.. please provide details.. Thank you.

    • Pierre December 20, 2015, 12:57 pm

      Can I have your email need powder and seed for treat my partner cancer. Asp please. I living in florida, Deerfield beach.

    • Teresa July 5, 2016, 7:03 am

      I would like some seeds please.I’m in Arkansas. 5014427739

  • Lawrence September 12, 2015, 3:40 am

    * * * * Update September 2015 * * *

    The first tree has 3 trunks and is growing nice, The second tree is a single stem and is growing nice also 🙂 I will do updates on the other 5 tree seedlings within the next few days & weeks 🙂

  • Jennifer Bryan September 25, 2015, 3:02 pm

    I am interested in moringa seeds.

  • Susie October 17, 2015, 4:38 pm

    i tired growing the tree in WV in pots to bring in for the winter. I was very successful but they did branch out and stayed lanky. In the pot they stayed about 5-6 feet. I would love to try growing them again if someone can tell me how to get them to branch out. i had three trees and only havested about 5 cups total of leaves. I finally got rid of the trees. they were too bulky in the pots with very little yield. help in wv 🙂

    • Lucy November 9, 2015, 10:46 am

      Just trim the top off until all you have is the stem. It looks scary at first and you’ll think you may have killed it. But in about ten days or so you’ll see new little leaves sprouting. Good luck.

  • May October 19, 2015, 4:09 pm

    I would love to get some moringa seeds. I live in Cypress, Tx. We have very mild winters here.

  • Joe Barfield November 18, 2015, 8:43 am

    Are there places I can buy the plant in Texas. I live in Houston on the west side.

    • Angela November 25, 2015, 4:51 pm

      Hey Joe, I saw morigna trees at Buchanan’s Native Plants nursery in Houston. It’s more towards central Houston but I just wanted to let you know since I know for sure that they have them there.

  • Farrah December 5, 2015, 2:48 pm

    Hi Ram,
    I live in hyderabad in India, so I don’t know the indian name for moringa. Can you tell me please moringa for indian name.

    • Green Deane December 14, 2015, 4:03 pm

      Bengalese Sajna. Sojna, Sujana, Munga ara
      Gujarati Suragavo, Midho-saragavo, Saragavo, Saragvo
      Hindi Munaga, Munga ara, Sahijna, Sarinjna, Segra, Shajmah, Shajna
      Hindi/Orissa Sanjna, Saijna, Shajna, Soandal
      Kannada Nuggekai, Nuggekodu, Nugga egipa, Nugge, Noogay, Nuggi Mara
      Kol Mulgia, Munga ara, Mungna
      region Sunara
      Konkani/Goa Moosing, Mosing
      Malayalam Sigru, Moringa, Muringa, Murinna, Morunna
      Marathi Sujna, Shevga, Shivga
      W. Bengal Mangnai
      Punjab Sejana
      Oriya Munigha, Sajina
      Punjabese Sanjina, Soanjana
      Rajasthan Lal Sahinjano
      Sanskrit Sigru Shobhanjan, Sobhan jana, Shobanjana, Danshamula
      Sindhi Swanjera
      Tamil Murungai, Murunkak-kai, Morunga
      Telegu Tella-Munaga, Mulaga, Sajana
      Teling Morunga, Morungai
      Urdu Sahajna
      Provinces Mulaka, Saihan

  • Pierre December 20, 2015, 12:59 pm

    Thanks this will help me

  • Theresa December 24, 2015, 10:05 am

    I live in Minnesota and just purchased some dwarf moringa seeds from the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company. They charge $3.50 for 10 seeds and $3.50 for shipping in the US. This is the Moringa Oleifera variety from India which does not grow as tall but is perfect for growing in a pot in northern climates. The leaves, flowers and pods are edible. I plan to grow in large pots that I will put outside in summer and bring indoors for the winter. I think they would also make as a nice gift for anyone interested in gardening and improved health.

    • William hobbs January 21, 2016, 12:13 pm

      I don’t know the plant needs some seeds first

  • GiveWell December 26, 2015, 1:03 am

    My company imports real moringa from Ghana (no website yet, only email orders). Follow up with email with supply needs (either by count or weight). Will ship out within 7 days.

  • Ogbu Emmanuel January 18, 2016, 6:08 am

    We use it for fencing here in Nigeria and you can contact me if you need the seeds or leaves both dried and fresh.

  • William hobbs January 21, 2016, 12:18 pm

    How do I order seeds ?

    • Green Deane January 22, 2016, 7:40 am

      I don’t sell seeds. Maybe one of the commentators does.

    • Mark west January 30, 2016, 7:01 am

      Seeds can be ordered from ECHO (Educational Concerns for Hunger Organization). They are in North Fort Myers, Florida. They have been promoting Moringa since 1982. They send Moringa and many other amazing seeds all over the world for free to help solve hunger problems. They sell some seed in the U.S. to support their ministry. Their website is

  • meera February 15, 2016, 7:27 am

    hi I am meera. I am interested in getting some seeds . I live in Trinidad and Tobago. I need it for health purposes .. thank you meera..

    • Rani March 14, 2016, 10:16 pm

      Hi meera… You can get that anywhere in Trinidad … Ask the old generation for a Saijan tree… That the Name in Trinidad… Yes and it is really good for health properties…good luck… It is very common in Trinidad and Tobago. Rani

  • norma February 22, 2016, 10:25 am

    Just want to ask if you know where can I buy a moringa tree in Dallas Texas?

    • Bonnie Rios March 1, 2016, 9:13 am

      Moringa is grows primarily in tropical/subtropical regions. While it is an amazingly resilient tree, withstanding heat and drought conditions, the hoe thing it does not fare well in is cold (temperatures 64 degrees F and less.) So, while it would grow well in Dallas in the late spring and summer, and part of the fall, winter would kill it. I currently live in Costa Rica and we are growing Moringa. But I am from Dallas…It is doubtful you can find a tree to purchase there due to the above and I would be suspect of anyone who sold you a tree there, but you could buy seeds (online) and plant your own…in a large pot. There is info online on how to take care of the tree if you live in an area that gets cold, but it would not include planting it in your yard. With all of that said, buying the powder in loose or capsule form is getting easier in the states. Look for products that guarantee 100% Moringa, as many producers have started adding fillers.

      • Matthew Kosub July 4, 2016, 11:04 am

        There’s actually a series of Youtube Videos of someone growing Moringa in Central Texas. It looks like it dies back when it freezes and then comes right back when the weather warms up. You probably need to cut back the dead growth though. I’m going to plant a few and I plan on keeping it cut down to 3 to 4 feet. Apparently, they take off fast, but I can always just use the cutting for mulch in my vegetable garden.

        MORINGA – THE MIRACLE TREE! — Part 01 in Elgin Texas

    • ARA August 9, 2016, 1:03 pm

      You can buy moringa plant grown already at about 3 or 4 feet tall planted in a small pot it cost $15.99 in Hiep Thai market it’s a grocery store located in 3347 W Walnut st. Garland,Texas..I bought yesterday and there is still 4 pots left..when you go inside the store there is a small area to the left that has a number of various plants. Anyway, when you go north of 635 on Jupiter, that store will be on the right just past Walnut St…Don’t wait to long because a lot of people are buying it.

    • Steve cc,tx October 25, 2016, 4:19 pm

      I have a moringa in cc and plenty of seeds and canings, mine seems to do ok with mild freezes but it was several years old and deeply rooted before any freezing temperatures. It did die back one winter but was ten to fifteen feet tall the following summer. So not sure if you could keep it alive in Dallas but I would try, maybe even plant close to the house for a little more heat in the winter.

  • fred March 27, 2016, 9:18 am

    MARINGA can be grow its branches… without seed you can grow a maringa plant..just a suitable branch buried into the soil with water

  • onuobodo elenwo esq April 10, 2016, 12:22 pm

    i just planted four points of moringa yesterday. Two by the branch, other two by seed though i did not soak seed in water . Feel i should personalise moringa too.

  • Char-lee July 18, 2016, 11:50 am

    I have a Moringa that right now has hundreds of tender moist tasty beans that are about the size in diameter as a slender woman’s pinky and approx 2 feet or more long. This is the time to harvest them. If anyone lives in SE Florida, They are free. There are way more than I can ever consume.

    • Abby July 25, 2016, 1:39 pm

      Hi char-lee,

      I live in Tampa and what part of SE Florida do you live in. I would love to have some Moringa seeds. Am I even close to your location?
      Thank you.

    • elaine August 17, 2016, 5:58 am

      I live in Colorado could you send some to me or if I send you a postage-paid envelope can you send me some seeds 😀

      • shar August 19, 2016, 11:08 pm

        I am in Hawaii and have a tree down the block. I am pretty sure I can send you some seeds. I used to live in Colorado!

        • Carol August 26, 2016, 3:26 pm

          Hi, I live in California and would love to have some moringa seeds. Please let me know if you could send me seeds. I’m happy to send you SASE. Thanks!

        • Francis December 2, 2016, 12:02 am

          Hi I’d love some seeds to plant in my garden.

      • char-lee murphy September 1, 2016, 9:58 am

        Abby, I am several hours from you but send me a self addressed envelope and I will send you some seeds if you like.

        • Sudha November 5, 2016, 10:31 pm

          Hi Char-lee,
          I live in NM, would you be able to send me seeds of Murunga if I send you a self addressed stamped envelope? I do have seeds of ” Indian Spinach ” a vining prolific grower producing leaves through out the summer and maybe in the winter for you in zone 9. Would really appreciate this.

      • char-lee murphy September 1, 2016, 10:00 am

        Elaine, I would be happy to

        • Ernice Galashaw April 10, 2017, 7:27 pm

          Could you possibly give me some, I am in SE FL

      • Dollie March 1, 2017, 7:26 pm

        I’m in Florida and am having the hardest time locating fresh moringa I see that you have seeds could it be possible to send me some. I will await your reply and then send my address. Thank you for your anticipated reply.

        Dollie Cardwell

    • Ninette Turnbaugh September 24, 2016, 9:42 am

      Can I send you a SASE and you send me some seeds. I am in North Central, FL in Dunnellon. My e-mail is Want to get “growing” as soon as I can and share this with others. Thank you so much. I will need your address of course if you are willing to help me. Thanks, Ninette

    • Adrienne Foster October 4, 2016, 8:46 pm

      I am interested in the free moringa seeds and instructions please contact me at this email for further information

    • Yasmeen October 25, 2016, 3:29 pm

      Hi Char-Lee
      I live in Quebec Canada. If I send you a SASE, would you mind sending me some Moringa seeds so that I can plant them indoors in winter for the leaves which I would like to give to my husband to help bring down his blood sugar level. I will need your mailing address.
      Thank you very much for your help.

    • Sudha October 29, 2016, 10:23 am

      Hi Char-lee,
      I live in NM, would you be able to send me seeds of Murunga if I send you a self addressed stamped envelope? I do have seeds of ” Indian Spinach ” a vining prolific grower producing leaves through out the summer and maybe in the winter for you in zone 9. Would really appreciate this.

    • Sudha October 29, 2016, 10:49 am

      Hi Char-lee,
      I live in NM, would you be able to send me seeds of Murunga if I send you a self addressed stamped envelope? I do have seeds of ” Indian / Mahabad Spinach ” a vining prolific grower producing leaves through out the summer and maybe in the winter for you in zone 9. Would really appreciate the morunga seeds.

    • HollyMarie Hodel February 24, 2017, 4:10 pm

      I would LOVE some seeds, or pods, I am living in Texas and I also have a friend in Cocoa Florida. I have just shared the news with her about the incredible healing aspects of taking Moringa. She has parents and a husband that need healing. Anyways, I have a pet that needs healing and so do I. If you wouldn’t mind I would love some seeds. My phone number is 832-289-1597 and you have my email as well if you prefer. Send me a text if for some reason I miss your call and I will see it and will get back with you asap. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful gift. HollyMarie

    • Annie March 11, 2017, 9:09 am

      Can you send me some seeds. Where are you from? My address: ALaib 200 Clementon Rd. Berlin, NJ 08009 and thanks so much. Do you have any information on growing it here indoors for starters. Its too early to grow here outside. Where do you get the sand and what kind?

  • Dina Martinez July 25, 2016, 7:46 pm

    Do you have to soak the seeds prior to planting?

    • Janine August 7, 2016, 9:00 pm

      You don’t have to soak the seeds, no. But it enables sprouting more easily. You could also file one of the sides a bit, to encourage quicker sprouting.

      He is not kidding on growth rate. I live in Phoenix, Az and have these trees. All soil here is amended clay. Back yard, not doing well, but flowered the most. Front yard. grew 10 feet in 6 months. Nope, I’m not exaggerating.

      I am presently cutting branches, I wilt the branches outside for 2 days, bring inside, take the leaves off the branches/stems, dry on a clean sheet in an inside room. I combine sea buckthorn leaves, lemongrass and moringa and sell as a tea for the healthiest tea found anywhere.

      Eaten raw, the leaves are spicy like arugula. The aroma is green and nutty. The oil taste is nutty. Don’t use it in brownies, it doesn’t work like you’d think with a nutty taste. lol

      I will plant more as soon as I get more seeds. The dried leaf powder is used in smoothies, gives energy, it’s just a wonderful herb.

      • sara October 18, 2016, 11:00 am

        Good morning Shar, I would love to get some Moringa seeds can anyone like to share some with me? I bought some from India – never sprouted for unknown reason. I can mail you a SASE

        • Rene Barrera November 1, 2016, 9:23 am

          I got 20 seeds for three dollars at the flea market. I can get some for you and send them to you. Need an address.

  • farouk September 7, 2016, 1:13 am

    I’ve read it 3 times. I is the best concerning the literature about it. I find all is true about this tree as far as mine here in ” Kafouri” area where I live and what my people tell me in other parts in Khartoum or Sudan at large.

  • Ninette Turnbaugh September 23, 2016, 8:32 pm

    Is there anyone near Dunnellon, Fl that I can get some moringa seeds from. Or can I send a SASE to someone and them send me some seeds.
    I will gladly share these with everyone I know who wants to grow a tree and do so free of charge. Thank you so much. Contact me at

  • Annette October 19, 2016, 10:50 pm

    Thanks for the article, I love Baker Creek and just ordered this from them. Can you teach me about their root system? Should I worry about planting near my septic drain field? I’m thinking of about 10 feet or so away from any pipes. Certain trees like weeping willow searches water plugging drain pipe holes with their roots. Although this is said to be drought tolerant, should I be concerned or choose a different planting site?

    • Sudha October 29, 2016, 10:44 am

      We had a few trees growing in our house in India before we moved to US. Yes this is draught tolerant but hates wet feet/ water logging, leaves turn yellow and the trunk starts to rot during our heavy monsoons there. Keep it away from water bodies and water 1-2 times a week after established root system. Hope this helps

    • Moringa Crafter February 13, 2017, 7:09 am

      No worries. The moringa has a tap root and unlike many trees with spreading roots, won’t break into plumbing lines or through cistern walls.

  • Millie October 27, 2016, 3:34 pm

    I live in Florida not far from ECHO in Fort Myers, a wonderful research facility. IFAS has put the small leaf moringa tree on the invasive list of plants in north, central and south Florida. The exceptions are for places such as ECHO who presumably have special permission. Sadly, I am in the process of digging up my moringa tree in order to comply with Florida Friendly Landscaping.

    • LoisAnneMT April 20, 2017, 2:34 pm

      Thanks for the info regarding Florida listing. In reading about the tree and it’s propensity for growth in addition to seed production, I could not help but wonder if it was classed as an invasive species for Florida. Although the tree sounds quite intriguing, it looks like I will have to exclude it from my list of potential edible plants in my yard.

  • Josua aka Josh December 9, 2016, 4:30 am

    Good morning from South Africa. I would like to hear from some diabetics, type 1’s, preferably. I would also like to find out if there are any diabetics who are blind due to glaucoma who has been using this product/plant, and what their results were? I am 28-years old, type 1 diabetic since the age of 7, and in 2011 I suffered a severe case of glaucoma, which left me blind. I only have one eye with some light perception. Please if someone in such situation can get in touch with me and tell me about their results? email me at: since I am quite curious and eager to find out what the benefits will be. I am starting with moringa next week.

  • Rohit G.Hadia December 29, 2016, 12:34 am

    I have Moringa Tree In my Backyard in Miami Florida. I can Supply Both Dried/Powdered Leaves And Seeds. I am Interested In the moringa Seeds Products And Instructions Please Contactme via Email for your moringa needs.

    • jeani grant January 11, 2017, 11:54 am

      im looking 4 seeds.these plants hav polyphenols and r photochemicals.which help w/ health problems. so r marqui, pomogranets,blueberrys, mulberry,aronia cherry, acia berrys,strawberrys choke berrys .im looking 4 these seed also. i have a great space 4 these. library only it may be a little while 2 get back 2 u.or call 503 875 7335 ,i live in ft.pierce fl. thank u

      • Demi January 12, 2017, 1:05 am

        Im in fort pierce florida too. You can buy moringa seeds online btw 🙂

    • Lisa July 1, 2017, 9:12 am

      I would love to get some clippings or seeds, I am in fort Lauderdale please contact me

  • Rohit G.Hadia December 29, 2016, 12:35 am

    I have Moringa Tree In my Backyard in Miami Florida. . I am Interested In the moringa Seeds Products And Instructions Please Contactme via Email for your moringa needs.

  • Rohit G.Hadia December 29, 2016, 12:50 am


    I am interested in the moringa Seeds Products. so Please contact me my Mail ID & mob no (9427870001)

  • Charles Whittaker January 13, 2017, 1:41 pm

    I am looking for Moringa seeds grown in the US. May also be looking for branch cuttings.Please email me if you have some of these available. (

    • Brett Taylor February 12, 2017, 3:14 pm

      Hi Charles, I bought 500 seeds from Paisley Farms Florida on line there email is: I think they were about $20. I planted 100 seeds and 94 came up. They grew to 7 ft before winter hit them. I live between Austin and San Antonio TX.
      I harvested all the leaves before the winter dropped them. Dehydrated them and ground them to powder. All 94 trees look like dead sticks, but now I looked at them today and they are growing from the roots new trees. I just cut off the old 7 ft stalk and left two inches of the old stock sticking up. They are all in 2 gallon pots. I am now putting them in the ground to really let them grow. I planted one in my garden with no pot and it grew to 10ft before winter. Hope this helps you. These are incredable plants.

      • Carlton Burton May 24, 2017, 10:29 pm

        I live in Kerrville Tx. Could l get some seeds , a cutting or plant. Will pay. Please text or call (214) 404-9913. Carl.

    • Jeannette Bogart March 8, 2017, 2:36 am

      What could be done with branch cuttings?

  • Daouda Camara February 13, 2017, 10:50 pm

    I have a very good quality of moringa leaves and nuts for sale from Senegal in West Africa
    My goal is to be a supplier of the product to any one who is interested in developing it for commercial purpose.
    Thanks to reply for more informations

    • Mary Marshall June 2, 2017, 1:56 pm

      I would love to purchase the moringa seeds. But the shipping could be costly. Please contact me with information.


  • Annie February 21, 2017, 12:01 pm

    Please anyone could you send me some Moringa seeds so I can grow the tree. I live in New Jersey. If you need a self addressed envelope just send me a email and your address. Mine to anyone who can send me seeds. Send too: Annie 200 Clementon Rd., Berlin NJ 08009 and Thank You and God Bless You. My email:

    • Steff March 1, 2017, 7:06 pm

      Have you received any seeds yet? I have a lot of very viable seeds.. Contact me if you like.

      • Leela March 9, 2017, 11:27 pm

        Hi Steff,
        I would love to grow a moringa tree! I don’t know where to get seeds…have been searching.
        If it’s possible, could you kindly send me a few seeds?
        I will email you my address if you can contact me…email.
        Big thanks! 🙂

      • Annie March 11, 2017, 8:55 am

        Can you send me some seeds. Where are you from? My address: ALaib 200 Clementon Rd. Berlin, NJ 08009 and thanks so much. Do you have any information on growing it here indoors for starters. Its too early to grow here outside. Where do you get the sand and what kind?

      • Afroz lateef March 28, 2017, 12:50 am

        I was given a sapling and it seems dead.a patently it was kept inside a building for a week before I picked it.
        Will appreciate some seeds pls.

      • Joanna March 29, 2017, 12:17 pm

        Would live to get some seeds from you if possible. Thanks!

      • Debra Murray March 31, 2017, 12:11 pm

        Hi! I would love some seeds as well. I have enough room for about 6 trees.
        Let me know how get some.
        Thank you,

      • Teresa April 11, 2017, 11:19 am

        Hi, if i could email u. I would like some seeds if u have any left.

      • Prasanna April 21, 2017, 1:37 pm

        Hi Steff,

        Thank you for your offer. I grew a beautiful moringa tree in Houston, TX last year, but lost it to the one night we had a hard freeze. I’m trying in vain to find some seeds for this year. I’d love a few good seeds. Please contact me by email ( or phone (314-402-3689) to arrange for shipping and payment.

        Thank you,


      • Carol E. May 10, 2017, 11:20 am

        I am interested in getting some of your morninga seeds for a friend who has a small green house and is so into her plants etc. I sent her info on this tree and she would love to grow one. Are u selling the seeds? I just bought some powdered morninga and am drinking it in my coffee this morning. Can’t wait to see and feel the results. God bless. Carol E.

      • Terri May 22, 2017, 7:26 pm

        I would gladly pay you for seeds and/or a Moringa tree!! Contact me at 386-365-7250 or by email at or regular snail mail at
        Terri Zierke
        578 S.W. zierke Drive
        Lake City Florida 32024

      • Carlton Burton May 24, 2017, 10:20 pm

        Have been seeking seeds from this ‘ Miracle Tree’. If possible l will pay shipping for six (6).

    • Keryn Bober March 13, 2017, 6:45 pm

      Did you get the mornings seeds?

    • lorna vaz April 18, 2017, 1:07 am

      Hi Steff,

      Can you email me if you can send me some moringa seeds and how to grow them.

      My address is:

      150 Symons Street
      Toronto, Ontario
      M8V 1 V2

      Thank you

  • beuptown March 10, 2017, 12:55 am

    Do you eat the whole pod, or take it out of the shell?

    • Green Deane March 15, 2017, 8:40 pm

      Depends on the age.

    • Afroz lateef March 28, 2017, 12:48 am

      If the pods are not brown, cook the pods. When u chew them, fiber strands come out which u can spit/discard. .

    • inkabil April 2, 2017, 5:14 am

      Please l have lumps in my breast can moringa solve it

      • Green Deane April 5, 2017, 12:07 pm

        I am not an herbalist and not qualified to talk about medical issues. It’s all beyond my pay grade.

  • Becky April 24, 2017, 10:14 am

    Hi Steff:
    I would love a few seeds! Do I need to send a SASE? Also, do you think the tree can be controlled if planted in a pot? and the roots trimmed (bonsai style but larger?) TIA
    25795 Vista Fairways Dr
    Valencia CA 91355

  • Rob May 15, 2017, 10:34 pm

    I live in SW Florida and have four moringa trees. Two from seeds that I keep pruned to 7-8 ft tall and two from cuttings that have recently been transplanted to the ground that are three ft.tall. I harvest the leaves and use in salads and smoothies. Also dehydrate the leaves and grind to a powder that is added to smoothies and I give to family and friends.

  • Leo May 27, 2017, 12:33 pm

    I would like to buy a bag of moringa seeds. I live in orlando

    • Bob June 11, 2017, 10:09 am

      Amazon has a good supplier in Paisley Farms (not sure about the others), or you can buy direct from Paisley Farms at . They have a regular strain and PKM1, which is a variety that will fruit twice a year instead of once.

  • Ed May 31, 2017, 12:58 pm

    I am considering planting multiple Moringa as a border on the east side of my garden. Im wondering if the Moringa has a spreading root system that will interfere with tilling fairly close to the tree or , like similar trees is it just one giant tap root. Anyone?

    • Green Deane June 2, 2017, 12:54 am

      The roots might interfere but they are very fragile so getting rid if then is easy.

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