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Mango Seed grows Roots but no Plant Emerges

Posted by adam1994 Florida (My Page) on
Tue, Jul 24, 12 at 12:50

Two failed attempts at growing mangos from seeds. I get great root growth from seeds taken from mangos that have been picked from trees here in Miami, Florida. I plant the seeds after root formation in a soil mix that is advertised for "fruit seedling growth". A plant stem has not propagated upwards through the soil after almost 1 month. I gently move the soil to see what is going on, and the seed in the pot is firmly anchored due to abundant root growth, but a plant stem is not visible at all. The potted seed is on my terrace, protected from the rain and is getting indirect sunlight. Any suggestions? Thank you. Adam

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RE: Mango Seed grows Roots but no Plant Emerges

I just grow a mango I bought from the store. When I crack opened the husk the seed inside was already rooted. Buried it half in its edge ,hump side up in a loose soil pot, keep it moist , full sun. It sprouted within 5-7 days. Now I have 3-4 tiny leaves ,red purple color. Good luck.

RE: Mango Seed grows Roots but no Plant Emerges


Like Shawna, I purchased a mango and a coconut to try. The mango, was very ripe and the seed had already started to grow when I was removing it from the husk. Within a few days I had a plant sprouting and is doing well. My coconut was another story, dud and I suspect your seed was too.

I've killed alot of things lately, certainly not a green thumb by no means.....maybe if you purchased a ripe one from a local market you'd have better luck.

The only thing I can think of is maybe you're planting it too deep?

I've included what my seed looked like when I cracked open the husk, hope this helps. Couldn't find a recent photo of my plants but after a month it probably has 10 leaves if my memory serves me right.


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