Moringa oleifera is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Moringa, which is the only genus in the family Moringaceae. It is a fast-growing, drought-resistant tree that is native to the southern foothills of the Himalayas in northwestern India but widely cultivated in tropical and sub-tropical areas.
The tree itself is rather slender, with drooping branches that grow to approximately 10m in height. In cultivation, it is often cut back annually to 1 to 2 meters and allowed to regrow so the pods and leaves remain within a reach of an arm. In developing countries, moringa has potential to improve nutrition, boost food security, foster rural development, and support sustainable land care.It may be used as forage for livestock, a micronutrient liquid, a natural anthelmintic and possible adjutant.
For edible landscaping, a Moringa tree is hard to beat. This versatile tree can be grown year round in any tropical climate, and successfully grown as an annual, in temperate zones. Fast-growing, nutritious, and lovely to behold, Moringa is gaining in popularity daily.Moringa oleifera (synonym: Moringa pterygosperma) is the most widely cultivated species of the genus Moringa, which is the only genus in the family Moringaceae. English common names include moringa, drumstick tree, from the appearance of the long, slender, triangular seed pods, horseradish tree, from the taste of the roots which resembles horseradish, ben oil tree or benzoil tree, from the oil derived from the seeds.
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
|Common Name ||Drumstic Also known as sajna, Sahjan, Arango, Ben Nut Tree, Clarifier Tree, Indian Horseradish, Jacinto, Kelor Tree, Malunggay, Marango, drumstick Tree, Horseradish tree, Senjana, Guggala, Mochaka, Shevga.|
|Maximum Reachable Height ||10 to 12 m (32 to 40 ft) and the trunk can reach a diameter of 45 cm (1.5 ft).|
|Flower Colour ||White|
|Difficulty Level ||Easy|
The Moringa plant is a fast-growing, drought resistant tree that can reach up to 3 meters in its first year.
The Moringa tree is very easy to grow. Simply plant seeds or cuttings in a sunny spot. The moringa tree is a plant that grows mainly in semiarid, subtropical areas.