Moringa Plant - Super Food

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Moringa (Moringa oleifera)

Grow your own backyard nutrition with our Moringa oleifera seedlings. Moringa leaves can be eaten fresh like spinach or cooked in a soup. The leaves can also be dehydrated to create tea or nutritional powder. 

The young seed pods are great in a stir fry -- just like green beans! The taste is fresh and green with a hint of rocket lettuce-like spiciness.

They don't call moringa the "miracle tree" or "mother's helper" for nothing. Moringa is packed with plant-based protein, iron, calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C and potassium. 

Plant will die off during winter and losing its leaves then will come back around spring. If they are in the green house will remain its form.

Plants are matured over 3 years. 

Plant Care

  • Soil: Prefers well-draining sandy or loamy soil, with a pH between 6.0 and 7.5.
  • Watering: Water regularly but allow the soil to dry between waterings to avoid waterlogging. Moringa is drought-tolerant once established.
  • Temperature: Thrives in temperatures between 18°C and 35°C but can tolerate slight frosts for short periods.
  • Light: Requires full sun for optimal growth and nutrient production.
  • Fertilising: Fertilise with a balanced NPK (10-10-10) every two months during the growing season. Moringa is a light feeder and excessive fertilizer can harm the plant.
  • Pruning: Prune regularly to promote bushy growth and prevent the tree from becoming leggy. This also makes harvesting leaves easier.
  • Mulching: Apply organic mulch to conserve moisture, cool the soil, and provide nutrients as it breaks down.
  • Pest Control: Generally pest-resistant but can occasionally be affected by common pests such as aphids. Use natural pesticides as a preventive measure.
  • Flowering and Fruiting: Produces small, fragrant white flowers that are followed by long, hanging seed pods. Flowers appear within the first six months under optimal conditions.
  • Potting: Can be grown in pots but requires frequent repotting to accommodate rapid growth. Ensure the container has good drainage.
  • Feeding Regime: Light applications of a balanced, organic fertilizer are adequate to support leaf production without encouraging excessive stem growth.

We ship our plants and garden supplies throughout New Zealand. Due to the increased costs of shipping and packaging, we now apply a minimal delivery charge. After offering free shipping for three consecutive years, we find it necessary to adjust this policy to align with current market conditions. However, we have lowered our prices to help offset this change.

Please note, we do not ship plants or garden supplies internationally from New Zealand. We do export plants and tissue culture materials from our overseas nursery, which requires a minimum order. Please contact us at to discuss your specific requirements.

Shipping (per plant)
Auckland & Northland: $20
Rest of North Island: $25
South Island: $35
Rural Address: Additional $5

Shipping Garden Supplies
Auckland & Northland: $10
Rest of North Island: $15
South Island: $20
Rural Address: Additional $5


  • Our plants are available for shipment throughout the year, depending on stock levels. Typical delivery times range from 5 to 7 business days, although they can take up to 10 business days depending on the destination.
  • We take extra care in packaging; most of our plants are secured in bespoke inserts and shipped in individual boxes to ensure they arrive undamaged.
  • Deliveries are scheduled once a week, typically on Monday. If you place your order over the weekend, we aim to dispatch your plants on the following Monday. This scheduling allows our team to prepare your order thoroughly and ensures the courier has sufficient time to deliver your plants safely, avoiding any unnecessary delays over the weekend.
  • All orders are shipped via courier track and trace service (not signature required)
  • We cannot deliver to PO Box addresses.
  • If you have a rural address, please contact us beforehand to discuss the best delivery options and avoid any potential issues.

Additional Delivery Information

  • We dispatch our plants year-round, as most are shipped with soil. During the winter months, we closely monitor weather conditions and may temporarily delay shipments if the weather is particularly severe. Our packing process includes adding insulation when necessary to protect the plants against temperature extremes.
  • In summer, we ensure that plants are thoroughly watered before they leave our nursery. Occasionally, we may need to ship plants bare-rooted, particularly when they cannot be comfortably re-potted into smaller packaging for shipping. We will always discuss this with you in advance if your plant needs to be shipped in this manner.
  • It's important to note that shipping can be a stressful experience for plants, often due to spending several days in a dark, confined space. While most plants withstand this with little to no stress, some may experience leaf drop. However, they generally recover quickly with some additional care, including proper watering and gradual reintroduction to light after arrival.

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