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Name: Elfrieda
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida (Zone 10a)
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orchidgal
Aug 16, 2014 8:04 PM CST
Does anyone grow the Miracle tree, Moringa? I went to a Master Gardener meeting a few days ago and the speaker talked about how amazing the Moringa plant is (high nutrition, etc). I could hardly believe that I actually found three vendors in our local flea market who were selling them. I bought one, about three feet tall. However, the vendor had no idea which type it was (her English wasn't ver good). I believe it's best to have the Moringa oleifera.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 16, 2014 8:32 PM CST
I found an in depth article about it Elfie. I'm not sure what exactly you're asking though. Are you trying to ID the one you have?
http://chenetwork.org/files_pdf/Moringa.pdf
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Name: Elfrieda
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida (Zone 10a)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Hibiscus Sempervivums Sedums Dragonflies
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orchidgal
Aug 16, 2014 8:48 PM CST
I wanted to find out if this plant is becoming well known. I hadn't heard of it until a couple of weeks ago. And, yes, I would like to ID the one I have. Thanks so much for the link. I have some studying to do!
“I was just sittin’ here enjoyin’ the company. Plants got a lot to say, if you take the time to listen”
Eeyore
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
Garden Sages Native Plants and Wildflowers Xeriscape Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level
Butterflies Charter ATP Member Plant Identifier Region: Florida Dog Lover Birds
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flaflwrgrl
Aug 16, 2014 9:12 PM CST
YVW!
I did a quick read through & I don't think it describes how to tell which one you have as I assume yours is small. By the info. in that link one might be able to determine which cultivar they have if it were fully grown.
But at the very end, you will see a list of other links & there you may find a way to ID yours.
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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 16, 2014 9:33 PM CST
Information I have learned in the past two months about Moringa oleifera:
It grows very fast and requires constant attention.
While it is a very useful tree, this is not exactly a decorative tree.
Every part of the tree right down to the roots can either be eaten or used in some other way, but if all you do is let it grow it will become a monster. Better keep those lopping shears sharpened. Rolling on the floor laughing
The wood is very brittle which can become a problem during high wind events.

Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Elfrieda
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida (Zone 10a)
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Dog Lover Hibiscus Sempervivums Sedums Dragonflies
Herbs Roses Foliage Fan Annuals Cut Flowers Ferns
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orchidgal
Aug 18, 2014 5:37 PM CST
Thanks everyone. I will pick a "safe" spot to plant and keep it in bush form as suggested in most online info.
“I was just sittin’ here enjoyin’ the company. Plants got a lot to say, if you take the time to listen”
Eeyore

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