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Malunggay in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Moringa oleifera

 

Malunggay

These are the flowers of moringa/malunggay. it's leaves are commonly cooked as a simple and nutritious soup in the Philippines. It is a fast-growing, deciduous tree that can reach a height of 10–12m. The tree has an open crown of drooping branches and the leaves are tripinnate and feathery. In cool temperate regions, flowering only occurs once a year between early spring and early summer. In more humid, tropical climates, it can flower twice.

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plant Features
  • Malunggay likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Malunggay likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Malunggay is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Malunggay likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Malunggay

Latin name

Moringa oleifera

type

Deciduous tree

family

Moringaceae

ph

6.3 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Malunggay likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Malunggay is a little frost hardy: 32f (0°c)

    A little frost hardy: 32F (0°C)

  • Soil

    Malunggay likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Malunggay likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Malunggay is 6.00meters x 12.00meters 6.00 M 12.00 M

Moringa oleifera

These are the flowers of moringa/malunggay. it's leaves are commonly cooked as a simple and nutritious soup in the Philippines. It is a fast-growing, deciduous tree that can reach a height of 10–12m. The tree has an open crown of drooping branches and the leaves are tripinnate and feathery. In cool temperate regions, flowering only occurs once a year between early spring and early summer. In more humid, tropical climates, it can flower twice.


Propagation

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Moringa can be propagated from seed or cuttings. Direct seeding is possible because the germination rate of M. oleifera is high. Moringa seeds can be germinated year-round in well-draining soil. Cuttings of 1 m length and at least 4 cm diameter can be used for vegetative propagation.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Prior to planting a young plant or seedling, dig a planting pit about 50cm in depth and the same in width. This planting hole helps to retain moisten in the root zone, enabling the young plants roots to develop rapidly. Compost or manure at the rate of 5kg per hole can be mixed with the fresh topsoil around the plant and used to fill the hole. Water well and keep moist until well established.

 
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