The 2 most used method to cultivate moringa oleifera are through seeds and cuttings. Cultivating through seeds involves germination of the moringa seeds sought form the pods. The seeds are dried before hand if it is intended to be stored before planting. Normal seedling care should be given to the plant upon germination and it is best to grow it in a pot / poly bag away from harsh elements to encourage proper maturity.
The method we use at moringa.com.my is through cuttings. These cuttings should be between 3 – 6 inches in diameter and about 2 – 3 feet in length with 3 – 5 shoot points on the exposed part of the cuttings. These cuttings can be placed in nearly any place with soil, but wet, soggy soil will not encourage good root growth and will cause the cutting to rot. Cuttings should be placed 2 – 3 meters apart to enable growth and proper nutrients absorption. Regular pruning of the tree is required to keep it at the desirable size. Moringa trees require sunshine and would not grow well in shaded areas.