Botanical name: Moringa oleifera
Synonym: Moringa pterygosperma, Moringa moringa, Guilandina moringa, Guilandina moringa, Hyperanthera moringa, Moringa zeylanica
Common name: Moringa, Drumstick tree, Horseradish tree, Miracle Tree
Native to: northwestern IndiaLife cycle: perennial
Life cycle: perennial
Flower colour: white
Flower time (Central / West-Europe): -
Characteristics and usage: medicinal & culinary plant, leaves and seed pods are used as vegetables, seeds can also be used for water purification.
Weight of 1000 seeds: 143g
Seeds per gram: 7
Cultivation / direction of sowing: keep seeds around from 23°C. It generally takes around two weeks for germination, but they grow incredibly fast. Soak seeds in water overnight, plant 2-3 seeds per pot. Water pot every 2-3 days. If left undisturbed, the seeds should sprout in 1-2 weeks. Miracle tree can be grown year round in any tropical climate, and successfully grown as an annual, in temperate zones.