Learn how to grow world's most delicious fruit in container. Get productive result, healthy plant by following simple easy steps.
Propagating it from seed is a bad idea because it may take up to 8 year to produce fruit and even after that there’s no guarantee if it’ll ever produce fruit or not and of which variety. The smart idea is to buy a plant. There are lots of varieties of mangoes so it’s best to ask in local nursery for the dwarf variety that does well in container.
It needs well drained soil, rich in organic matter that’ll dry out easily, of pH level around 5- 6.5. Use high quality potting mix and add compost or manure and perlite in it for a healthy growth of plant.
Mango tree needs lots of sun and heat to thrive. Almost 8-10 hours of full sun is required for optimum growth and productivity of plant. Place container in South faced spot of your garden as south faced spots receive more intense and proper sunlight than other directions.
Mango trees grown on ground don’t require much watering but container grown plants are different. You need to water your mango plant regularly in its first year. After that, start to water it when top 2 inch of soil becomes dry. Increase watering when it’s flowering and producing fruits.