Common Name: Moringa, Bitter Bush, Miracle Tree, Drumstick Tree
Scientific Name: Moringa oleiferais
Plant Family: Moringaceae
Light Requirements: Full Sun
Water Demand: Moderate-High
The Moringa oleiferais also known as the ‘miracle tree’, because all parts of the plants can somehow be used and the leaves and fruits have a high nutritional value and a medicinal application. Moringa trees are a delight to watch as their lush green leaves pop against their uniquely white colored bark. After Moringa Trees bloom they start growing their unique pods filled with seeds. The pods are about a foot long and turn a shade of light brown, resembling drumsticks hence the name drumstick tree. Moringa leaves, pods and seeds are edible and contain high amounts of calcium, potassium, iron, zinc and more.