Plant Care Horseradish Tree

Horseradish Tree

Also known as

Benzoil Tree, Benzoil Tree, Drumstick tree, Moringa, Horseradish tree, Ben oil tree, Benzolive tree and Moringa oleifera.


Moringa oleifera

How to care for Horseradish Tree


How often to water your Horseradish Tree

Water needs for Horseradish Tree
0.5 cups
every 9

Horseradish Tree needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Horseradish Tree

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Benzoil Tree in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Horseradish Tree: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Horseradish Tree may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Horseradish Tree

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Horseradish Tree: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Horseradish Tree after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Horseradish Tree

Horseradish Tree

Horseradish Tree

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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