Moringa (Moringa oleifera)

Moringa (Moringa oleifera)

Regular price $27.95

Live Moringa Oleifera Plant
Ships in 1 gallon burlap grow bag

Moringa also known as Tree of Life, Horesradish Tree, Ben Oil Tree or Drumstrick Tree is a small tree and medicinal herb native to the foothills of the Himalayas.

Once established, it is drought resistant and can be grown without irrigation. The leaves, flowers, roots and young seedpods have a somewhat spicy flavor similar to horseradish.  Leaves and flowers can be eaten raw or cooked and are wonderful fresh-picked from the tree. All parts of the Moringa tree can be cooked and are typically prepared as a vegetable. 

Moringa is famously known as a nutrient-dense super plant.  It provides an amazing source of protein, fiber vitamin A, potassium, calcium and vitamin C. In fact, one serving of Moringa has seven times the amount of Vitamin C as an orange, three times the amount of potassium as bananas, twice the amount of protein as a cup of yogurt, and the list goes on.

Medicinally, this herb may be used to treat a variety of conditions including asthma, diabetes, ulcers, infections and cancer.  It contains antibacterial, antioxidant, antifungal, anti-inflammatory compounds.

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Can I pick up my order at the nursery? 
Use code LOCALPICKUP at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time HERE. If the appointment is confirmed, you're good to go.  If it is denied, we will ask you to reschedule and provide an alternative day/time.  There are no same day pickups.  

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.  During the Spring and Summer, processing/shipping can take up to 4 weeks.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Shipping to Hawaii & Puerto Rico
Sow Exotic now ships almost all of our fruiting and medicinal plants to Hawaii and Puerto Rico!  Plants will ship bare root every Monday through Wednesday via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  No heat packs necessary. Due to USDA restrictions, here's the list of plants that don't make the cut:
Can't ship to Puerto Rico: Coffee, Palm, Banana
Can't ship to Hawaii: Pineapple, Palm, Papaya, Coffee, Banana, Passionfruit
All the other cool stuff: good to go! 🌈 🌿📦📪 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Perennial Herb, Tree

Harvest Season: Year-round

Mature Size: Up to 35 ft, however Moringa can be main

Soil & Moisture: Moringa trees can grow in a variety of soil conditions from very poor sandy soil to rich composted soil, as long as it is loose and well-draining. It can survive in dry climates with little water, but water regularly until well-established. 

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Shade


Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 9-10

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.