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Moringa Failure

16 Nov 2011
Cloudy 31°C / 88°F

Well it seems my Moringa tree (AKA Horseradish/Drumstick tree cuttings from Greenharvest have failed to root.

I planted them about 7-8 weeks ago, and after querying the good folks at Greenharvest as to what might be the problem, they have sent me 4 replacements cuttings, free of charge, no questions asked. I hope it was a failure of the original cuttings, and not my planting technique, as I really want to grow these trees, and they are supposed to be super easy to germinate.

Hopefully the replacements will arrive today or tomorrow and I can get them in the ground, as enough of the growing season has already vanished. Just hope it’s not too hot as they’re supposed to be planted when it’s cooler. We’ve had several days of Mid-30’s temperature, but today has started with a cold wind, and the temperature is 22 degrees – 10 degrees less than this time yesterday.

if anyone else has any advice on getting these to grow, I’d love to hear it.




Disappointing for you, but good that you have another chance to try again.

Posted on 17 Nov 11 (over 4 years ago)

The new ones arrived today, all with shoot already :) I was surprised the roots are very fine hair like, but once I pulled all the others out, not even these existed.

The new ones are in their pots now though, so hopefully this lot will work better.

Posted on 17 Nov 11 (over 4 years ago)

Maybe if you can keep them out of the wind while they take hold? Year before last I lost a fully rooted one that was about 45 cm, in the ground Even with plenty of water, I suspect the high temperature Westerlies did it in.

Posted on 19 Nov 11 (over 4 years ago)

Well the one in the picture is the only one outside. The other 3 were under the bench, in the shadehouse.

Posted on 19 Nov 11 (over 4 years ago)

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