How to grow a mango from leaves (100% success)

By Lilia

Growing a mango tree from leaves can be a rewarding experience and with the right approach, you can achieve a 100% success rate. Follow these steps to ensure a healthy and thriving mango tree:

Materials you need:

Fresh mango leaves (selected healthy and disease-free leaves)
A ​​small pot with drainage holes
Well-draining potting soil
Plastic wrap or a clear plastic bag
Rubber bands or zip ties
A warm and well-lit location
Step 1: Leaf selection Choose healthy mango leaves from a mature tree. Make sure they are free from pests and diseases as this will increase your chances of success.

Step 2: Prepare the pot Fill a small pot with a well-draining potting soil. Make a small hole in the center to plant your mango leaf.

Step 3: Planting the leaf Take a healthy mango leaf and cut it into smaller sections, making sure that each section has part of the main vein. Plant the leaf section in the prepared potting soil with the main vein facing down. Water lightly.

Step 4: Create a Mini Greenhouse Cover the pot with plastic wrap or place it in a clear plastic bag to create a mini greenhouse effect. This will help maintain moisture around the leaf.

Step 5: Secure the plastic Secure the plastic around the pot with rubber bands or cable ties, leaving enough space at the top to allow air circulation.

Step 6: Provide the right environment Place the pot in a warm and well-lit place with indirect sunlight. Make sure the temperature stays consistently warm, ideally between 24°C and 29°C.

Step 7: Patience and Care It may take several weeks to a few months for your mango leaf to show signs of growth. Be patient and keep the soil evenly moist but not soggy. Look for signs of mold or fungus and remove if necessary.

Step 8: Transplanting Once your mango seedling has grown a few inches and developed a strong root system, it’s time to transplant it into a larger pot or directly into your garden if weather permits.

Step 9: Care Continue to care for your mango tree as it grows, providing it with adequate sunlight, water and nutrients. Protect it from pests and diseases by inspecting it regularly and taking necessary measures.

With proper care and patience, your mango tree will thrive and eventually produce delicious mangoes. Growing a mango tree from leaves can be a rewarding journey, and with these steps, you’ll be on your way to success.