Plant of the Month for February 2024: Moringa

The flowers of the moringa tree are cream colored and lightly fragrant. (Kim and Forest Starr/Courtesy photo)

Young moringa pods can be cooked and eaten like string beans. (Kim and Forest Starr/Courtesy photo)

The delicate compound leaves of the moringa can add pleasing visual texture to a garden. (Diana Duff/Courtesy photo)

With our climate here in Hawaii getting drier almost every year, we need to start planting more drought tolerant plants. The moringa tree is definitely drought tolerant and a good choice for your garden. It has many uses and can thrive with limited water.