The Mango tree is the most loved and cultivated fruit in tropical countries. This is also because of its delicious fruit, without which the summer months in India would be incomplete. The mango tree is also called ‘Mangifera Indica’, and often reaches a height of 15-18 meters and lives a long life. It has fragrant flowers which are born in loose clusters. The oval-heart-shaped mango fruit is rightly called as the ‘king of fruits’ and has many varieties. The most famous variety of the mango fruit is Alphonso Mango.
Mangoes are very rich in essential nutrients for the body, such as vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and dietary fiber.
Good for Environment
They provide ample shade and shelter and create a cool and comfortable environment. This is very beneficial, especially in tropical countries where the summers are exceedingly hot.
The mango fruit is also a delicacy for birds and animals and contributes to local biodiversity.
The Mango plant requires bright sunlight for at least 7-8 hours a day.
The Mango tree is a plant of the tropics and requires high humid temperatures. Place the mango tree plant outdoors in an area that receives sunlight.
Mango trees need fertilizer once a month. You can add Vermicompost every 15 days during the growing season and once a month in general. Also, it is good to fertilize your mango tree using a liquid fertilizer containing nitrogen and phosphorus.
Pruning is essential to make the Mango plant more bushy and to encourage branching. Prune at least two times in a year. The best time to prune is after flowering
The Mango tree is a hardy plant but is sometimes attacked by mealy bugs or fruit flies. It is affected by fungal diseases the most and must be protected. Keep spraying the plant with neem spray every week or you can also add neem khali to the plants.
Use a fertilizer containing nitrogen and phosphorus.
Providing a good soil mix to the plant will help in giving the nest growth conditions to the plant.
The mango plant is a sacred plant in Hinduism and should be planted in the South-west direction according to Vastu Shastra. Although, keep it in a place that receives full sunlight.
Nitrogen and phosphorus have been found to aid green leafy growth and fruiting.