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Cut one branch of moringa plant

 
Ronaldo Montoya
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Hi, i have a moringa plant in my land , the plant just have a few months , it has 40 centimeters . When i bought the plant i didnt realize that it had 2 branches growing from the soil instead of one .
Usually when i get plants i dont like to choose the plants that has 2 branches because i like plants with one branch comming from the soil.

I was wondering what happens if i cut one of the branches comming from the soil, do you think this can affect the plant in some way?
I prefer from an aesthethic point of view to have just one branch, what do you recommend me ?

Can i cut one branch?
 
Steve Farmer
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Moringa tolerates being trimmed so.yes you can. Maybe the branch you are going to cut can be removed below the soil along with some roots and potted up in the shade to make a second plant. I've never tried this and don't know if moringa can be divided this way, but then I've not heard of branches splitting off below ground either. Pictures?
 
Mark Reese
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It is totally possible for a Moringa seed to send up multiple stems. Generally this happens when the plant thinks the first stem isn't going to survive. I have seen a seed send up 5 stems one after the other when a mouse or rat kept eating the new growth!

You can certainly cut down the 2nd stem but it will grow back as multiple stems if you do. If it is indeed two separate trees you can certainly dig it up and replant it elsewhere.


Cutting Moringa stems down to the ground is a technique used to encourage more growth and leaf production. For more information check out my website www.ahealthyleaf.com. Also you may find it helpful to watch some of my instructional videos on my youtube Chanel
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Sam Singleton
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You can actually cut the branch and replant the one you cut in another area. You can propagate from cuttings as long as the inner bark is still green. Good luck.
 
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