After devouring the deliciously juicy pulp of the Mango fruit, have you ever thought of using its seed to grow a handsome houseplant? Yes! Just imagine how pleasurable it will be to see the mango tree within the premises your house laden with ripened yellow mango fruits during the peak season. Moreover, you do not have to run to the vegetable market every time you feel like having one. You can have them in plenty at home free of cost from your indoor Mango tree. So read the instructions below on how to grow a mango houseplant.
Things You will Need for Growing Indoor Mango Tree
- Butter knife
- Flower pot
- Potting soil
Procedure for Growing Mango Houseplant
Step One – Buy a very ripe mango and consume it.
Step Two – Remove the bits of leftover fruit from the husk at the center of the mango that contains the seed.
Step Three – Now you have to open the husk very cautiously using a butter knife. This is not so easy and therefore, will require patience and a bit of elbow grease.
Step Four – You will see the dried up seed within the husk after you have pried it open. The seed will be in the shape of a big lima bean having a light-hued area on the top of it known as the eye. Now discard the seed from the husk.
Step Five – Take a med-sized plant pot having drainage holes for planting the mango seed. Thereafter fill up the pot with fine quality potting soil.
Step Six – The next step is to wet the soil in the plant pot and insert the mango seed keeping its eye up. Now coat this seed with about half-an-inch of the soil and allow it to sprout for a couple of weeks.
Step Seven – The final step is to water the soil in the mango plant pot with lukewarm water whenever the surface seems to look dry. This normally happens a few days after the planting has been done. Remember to water the soil whenever it begins to look dry.