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Morinda citrifolia

Family: Rubiaceae
Genus: Morinda (mo-RIN-duh) (Info)
Species: citrifolia (sit-rih-FOH-lee-uh) (Info)

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

18 members have or want this plant for trade.

Edible Fruits and Nuts

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive TamsTrees On Oct 29, 2004, TamsTrees from Clewiston, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

Noni is very easy to grow but is an extremely sensitive plant. It will die with temps below 40 degrees. It takes longer to propagate by seed which is why many growers do so from cuttings; however this is a problem because the plant grows almost sideways and has a difficult time supporting the fruit. Noni should be allowed to ripen as much as possible on the tree and picked when its almost dripping so you can image how difficult this is without a strong plant/tree.
You can juice the fruit in a food processor and Ive been told that freezing doesnt hurt but fresh is always best. One fruit puts out a lot of juice so there are no way youd ever use it all.
Im growing it now and plan on feeding it to the animals here at the rescue. Of course I plan on putting it in a greenhouse. I live in south florida but the temps do drop below 40 from time to time.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Clewiston, Florida
Fort Pierce, Florida (2 reports)
Islamorada, Florida
Loxahatchee, Florida (2 reports)
Honomu, Hawaii

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