How to Grow Mango From Seed
Use these step-by-step instructions to use the seed inside any ripe mango fruit to grow into a new houseplant.
Melissa J. Will
or paper towels
or food container
with drainage holes and saucer
Carefully remove all edible fruit from mango and set aside the husk. This is the seed.
Use a soft scrub brush to remove any remaining stringy bits from husk.
Dry husk with tea towel and set aside to further air dry for 1-2 days maximum.
Husk should now be quite dry (crisp). Carefully cut away edges and remove husk to reveal seed inside. Do not cut seed.
Take before photo.
Place seed between damp tea towels or paper towels and place in plastic food bag or container. Towel should be moist but not soaking wet.
Place bag in dark, warm kitchen cabinet.
Set reminder on your phone to check on it every 3 days.
Check for Growth
Every few days, unwrap seed to check for signs of growth.
Take photos to monitor growth.
Over the next few weeks, the seed will start to swell a bit. Shoots or roots will start appearing from one end. Some seeds are polyembryonic and may sprout from several locations.
Plant Sprouted Seed
When the new growth is around 3 inches long, the seed is ready to be planted.
Fill 8-inch flower pot with potting mix leaving two inches below pot lip. Water thoroughly and top up soil as needed.
Lay sprouted seed on soil and cover in one inch of potting mix. Water again and top up soil as needed stopping one inch below lip of pot.
Grow Your Mango Plant
Mangos are tropical plants that enjoy warmth and humidity.
Choose a sunny location but not in direct, hot sun where it could dry out.
Keep soil moist but not damp.
mango plant care tips here
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