The Moringa Growing Zone (See the TRUTH)

Growing Moringa is one of the most satisfying experiences that a gardener can have. Growing this wonderful plant isn’t even hard! Though, some conditions have to be met. One of the biggest barriers to entry for growing Moringa is geography

Where is the Moringa Growing Zone?

The Moringa Growing Zone is the region closest to the equator. Due to Moringas love for drier climates, it grows best in this region. However, there has been success growing Moringa outside of these zones, as far north as Southern America (Florida) and the farthest southern parts of Africa. 

Knowing if where you live is in the Moringa Growing Zone is one of the first steps in your Moringa growing journey.

More information about the Moringa Growing Zone and how you can start growing your Moringa is below.

Moringa Growing Zone

 

The Moringa Growing Zone The Miracle Tree That Grows in Literally Any Climate

I’m not near the equator, can I still grow moringa?

Yes, moringa trees can grow as long as they are in a sunny and warm climate.

You can try planting a tree in your backyard or you can buy a potted version of the tree to do so.

They are easy to grow, self-fertilizing, and have the added benefit of requiring less water than other plants.

While they may not grow as fast, they will still provide many benefits to the soil in the region and produce a high quality of leaves.

Even if you live in a colder climate and have to wait longer for your moringa tree to grow, it will be worth it.

Not loving this one? That’s okay – check out our previous article that will show you all the insane hair benefits that Moringa has.

Want to know where to find the right gear to grow your Moringa? Or the right Moringa Product to buy? Check out our Buyer’s Guide, we review it all there!

The Moringa Growing Zone

Introduction: The 6 Top Reasons to Start Growing Moringa Now

Moringa (Moringa Oleifera) is a flowering plant in the family Moringaceae.

Moringa leaves are well-known for their health benefits and have been used traditionally in many countries.

The plant’s leaves are extremely nutritious, containing about 10 times more protein than spinach, along with vitamins A and C, and is also an excellent source of fiber.

It’s been used traditionally to treat respiratory diseases like asthma or tuberculosis, as well as an anti-inflammatory and a general painkiller

Moringa is a plant that can be grown in many different climates and is used for many different purposes. It has been used as a food source, an herbal remedy, and even as an industrial crop.

Moringa has been shown to have a number of health benefits including being rich in vitamins, minerals, protein, and antioxidants.

There are six reasons why you should start growing moringa now

  • It’s easy to grow
  • It’s drought resistant
  • It’s inexpensive to grow
  • It’s high in nutrients
  • It can be eaten raw or cooked
  • It can be made into tea

Moringa’s Uses & Why We Love It

Moringa is a miraculous tree that provides us with food, drink, and medicinal purposes.

It has many nutritional benefits like being high in protein, amino acids, dietary fiber, carotenes (vitamin A), thiamin (B1), niacin (B3), and riboflavin (B2). It’s also high in minerals such as iron, zinc, copper and manganese.

The medicinal purposes of moringa are numerous.

It can be used for skin wipes to cleanse the face or oil to moisturize the body after a shower.

It can also be used for various health conditions including diarrhea, diarrhea from cholera or other causes of gastroenteritis and dysentery.

For me, Moringa is best when I’m just feeling “off”.

We all know that feeling – a long stressful day at work or something just isn’t going your way?

I sit down and make a Moringa tea.

Instant mood change.

moringa mood change

The reason why we love Moringa so much is that it’s a game changer. This superfood is loaded with nutrients (look above), and only takes about 5 minutes to make (check out our simple tea recipes!)

All of the health benefits + the ease of making it = the best superfood on the planet.

What’s not to love?

Growing Moringa Around the World

Moringa grows in many places around the world.

This includes places like India where moringa trees are used for building materials and for consumption, or Tanzania where moringa trees are found and grown in huge quantities in nurseries.

It’s not just humans that benefit from growing Moringa – it’s also used to feed animals like goats in Ethiopia, or cows in Kenya or Ghana.

As the world has started to use Moringa, the market for this tree has increased 10-fold.

Moringa has even started growing in the United States, check out this link showing how they are growing Moringa in Southern Florida

This plant is DURABLE. With being able to grow even in the weakest of soil, this allows it to grow basically everywhere it wants.

However, finding the right temperature is hard. This is why we created the equator equation. We go over this a bit later, but basically you’ll find that Moringa grows best the closer you are to the equator.

Moringa is a plant of many uses – from food to beauty products, from healers to animal feed, this plant can be of great help in households around the world by cutting down on grocery costs and providing nutritious benefits in return.

What are the Best Places to Grow Moringas in the World?

This plant is the king of durability, growing best in any soil type – even very poor soil quality.

It can grow well at elevations between 600-2000 meters as well as high temperatures and low rainfall. Some people also use it to shade their homes or grow them in their gardens to produce fresh vegetables all year long.

Moringa is a multipurpose plant that grows rapidly, easily adapts to changing environments and produces big leaves with edible purple pods.

It also has many health benefits such as reducing muscle pain and boosting the immune system.

Moringa has a wide range of uses, including providing food and fuel.

Due to the plant’s ability to grow in poor soils, it is managed as a sustainable crop in communities that lack access to farmland.

Growing moringa is easier than you might think.

growing moringa

The best place to grow moringa is in warm and humid climates. Places like Nigeria, India, Pakistan, and Indonesia are the best places to grow moringa because they are close to the equator.

This is depicted in the image below.

Here at Morningardens, we refer to this as the “equator equation” meaning that the farther that you get from the equator (on both sides) the “worse” that it gets to grow Moringa.

Again, this doesn’t mean it will be impossible for you to grow Moringa in places that are far from the equator – this just means that you may have to work a little bit harder to get your plants to grow.

However, if you’re located in one of those countries that is pretty close to the equator – we suggest you start your Moringa journey today!

Moringa Growing Zone

Moringa Growing Zone

Tips on How to Grow Your Own Moringa Tree at Home or Outdoors

Moringa trees can grow up to 3 meters in height, so when choosing a location for your tree, use an area with plenty of room.

Here are some tips to help you start growing your own moringa tree at home or outdoors:

  1. Find a location that has plenty of space and sunlight.
  2. Moringa trees prefer soil with good drainage and rich organic matter.
  3. Moringa trees need moderate water levels around once every week or 2 weeks depending on the temperature.

You can start with a small tree, which will grow quickly.

If this seems hard, you can even start with the seeds!

Then you will have to choose the best location for it.

Make sure that you keep the soil moist but not saturated and fertilize with organic compost periodically.

Common Pests & Diseases That Will Harm Your Moringas

Moringa plants are extremely popular for their many health and culinary benefits. However, these plants are not without their pests and diseases.

Insects are the most common pest to attack your Moringa trees.

They can be classified into two macroscopic types that are soft bodied and hard bodied.

Soft bodied insects include aphids, mealybugs, and scale insects which suck on the tree’s sap and cause the leaves to turn brown.

Hard bodied insects such as beetles, moths, and caterpillars chew on the leaves and may also lay their eggs in crevices of the tree’s bark for young larvae to feed on.

In order to protect your Moringa trees from these pests and diseases that can harm it, you should keep a regular schedule of pruning your tree’s branches as well as sanitizing it with a non-toxic solution of water.

One warning, if these plants are going to be grown in the house – you will notice that there are more bugs circulating around.

Just as a warning – using strong chemicals to remove these insects may have detrimental consequences on your Moringa plants.

If these insects are able to be removed without these harmful chemicals, we suggest that.

Final Thoughts

Wherever you are located, you could probably grow Moringa. People located in warmer tropical climates will have a much easier time growing their Moringa, and could possibly even grow it in the backyards.

But this doesn’t mean that people who aren’t located in these climates won’t be able to access this super food.

You will just need to work a bit harder, and possibly wait a bit longer for this incredible superfood.

Also, we’ve ignored an obvious part here

Purchasing your Moringa.

We assume here at Morningardens that everyone is growing their own plants – but we know this isn’t always true.

Powder Moringa can be picked up from many different stores, and some places deliver from all over the world.

Remember this, if growing your Moringa ends up being a little too hard – don’t give up! You still have the option to buy it at an extremely high quality.

Want to know where to find the right gear to grow your Moringa? Or the right Moringa Product to buy? Check out our Buyer’s Guide, we review it all there!

Shelby Kaplan

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