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Hello Everyone,

Last week I received 3 moringa trees about 10 inches tall each and they seem to just be dying slowly. I still have them in the small containers they can in and have a UV light on them and it is about 68 degrees where they are at.

Is there anything I can do to revive them? I have a boiler room that it probably 75 degrees I could put them in if that would help. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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I would definitely put them in the warmer environment and transfer them to larger containers.

Moringa is a sub tropical tree so they need more warmth to become established, once you have them outdoors in the soil you will need to protect them from extreme cold for around two years while the roots become established.

I can grow them where I live and only need to keep an eye on frost formation once they are well established in the soil. (I'm in USDA zone 8a, and we can get some sub freezing days which the moringa needs help to survive)

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I have a few dwarf moringa seeds to try this year. Would it be better to plant directly outside or try to baby them in containers for a couple years first? I'm in zone 7a/b ish. Definitely get some freezing but usually just a few days at a time.
 
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My personal preference is always to get my trees into their permanent home as soon as possible and give them as good a start as I can through mushroom teas, compost teas, top dressing of compost and I like to add dissolved vitamins at the outer edge of the root mass.
I can always set up a temporary protection bubble for those days the weather could harm the new trees.
Once I have them well established, I tend to leave them to their own devices and if they should die, I find something that will work better for that space.

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I live in zone 5 so i will have to grow them indoors permanently. Once they are older will i need to keep them under a light and in a warm room?
 
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Constantinos Avgeris wrote:Hello Everyone,

Last week I received 3 moringa trees about 10 inches tall each and they seem to just be dying slowly. I still have them in the small containers they can in and have a UV light on them and it is about 68 degrees where they are at.

Is there anything I can do to revive them? I have a boiler room that it probably 75 degrees I could put them in if that would help. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You




Pictures can help but some things to look for.

1)  soil must have proper drainage.      These trees do not like too much water and will have problems if water logged.

2) Bigger pot.    Just like you don't like a small closet to live in neither do the trees.

3) manure.    They adore horse / cow manure, or fish emulsion.    mix that in the soil with a bigger pot should help you.

 
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Can I put them all in the same large pot for now?


Pictures can help but some things to look for.

1)  soil must have proper drainage.      These trees do not like too much water and will have problems if water logged.

2) Bigger pot.    Just like you don't like a small closet to live in neither do the trees.

3) manure.    They adore horse / cow manure, or fish emulsion.    mix that in the soil with a bigger pot should help you.

 
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I moved them to a warmer location for now. I also purchased come compost and potting soil for the large pot but they were both frozen so have to wait for that to thaw. Should I mix a little sand to help with drainage?

Thank You all for the advice.
 
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