Belonging to the Moringa genus, Malunggay has a botanical name of Moringa oleifera.
A tree grown as a vegetable. Plant originated in India but rapidly spread throughout SE Asia, and became very popular in the Phillippines and Malaysia.
The immature seedpods, immature seeds, flowers, leaves of this tree are all used as food.
Roots of the tree are medicinal, and usable as emergency food.Malunggay grows as an evergreen and is a flowering edible vegetable. Being an evergreen plant, it will keep its leaves throughout the year. Normally grows with a tree habit.
India is believed to be where Malunggay originates from.
Due to how easy it is to grow in a variety of conditions, Malunggay is great for beginner gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.
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These plants have been known to grow well alongside Malunggay so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Malunggay so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Malunggay plants:
Malunggay, kalamunge and kapampangan are Filipino names for this plant. Horseradish tree is from the root, which has a sharper flavor. However, it is not related to horseradish.
Drumstick tree, Horseradish tree
Moringa oleifera Lam.