Moringa hildebrandtii – Hildebrandt’s Moringa (6″ pot)

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A beautiful tree known mostly for their massive, water storing caudex trunks. Unlike other Moringa species, that are mostly used for their medicinal purposes this one is chosen for its uniqueness due to its trunk.

Ships in a 1 gallon (6″ pot).

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Description

Moringa hildebrandtii  – Hildebrandt’s Moringa – This plant has a unique thick, white, succulent trunk that stores water. The tree can reach up to 80 feet tall. They have compound, pinnate leaves that can reach up to 3 feet long. The leaves spread around the trunk in an umbrella like manner. These trees have been known to produce little white-ivory flowers, as well as light brown shelled seed pods that contain large nut-shaped seeds. This plant has a pulpy wood which has been known to be harvested for medicinal use. It requires full sun and well-draining soil to grow properly. It has been said that this tree is extinct in the wild, making it rarer to find. Many like this tree for its various uses, it’s known as an ornamental type tree because of its stature, large leaves, scented flowers, and its rapid growth. The leaves can be eaten as a vegetable and the large, protein and oil rich seeds can be eaten as well. They make an easy, beautiful, fast growing tree.

FAMILY: Moringaceae
ORIGIN: Africa
TYPE/USES:
Tree
MATURE SIZE:
50 – 80 feet tall
LIGHT REQUIREMENTS: 
Full sun
WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Average water
TEMPERATURE:
70 – 80 degrees F.

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