Mango fruits are one of the most popular, nutritious fruits with a unique taste, fragrance and healthy properties.
It is mango season and nothing is more refreshing than the nutritious tropical fruit.
The juicy mango fruit is often classified as a ’super fruit’ because it is packed with vitamin C, which is essential for your immune system.
Home gardeners can bring the taste of the seasonal tropical fruit to their homes by planting their own tree.
A plant enthusiast has gone viral on TikTok after sharing how to grow a mango tree at home using the fruit.
Brad Canning said all you need to do in order to grow your own mango tree is to remove and preserve the seed after eating the fruit.
“Next time you eat a mango, don’t throw away the pip because you can turn it into a houseplant,” he said in the video.
To plant your own mango tree, Canning starts off by cleaning the pip after eating a mango and patting it dry with a paper towel.
Then he cuts into the pip to reveal a small seed inside it.
“So once you finish eating it, run it under the tap and get any excess fruit off and then just give it a quick pat dry with some paper towel.
“And then what you are going to do is cut right at the end just a little bit of the end off just so you can get the knife in,” he explained
In the video, you can see him carefully extracting the small seed inside the pip.
“Be careful with this part, but just run your knife down the edge so you can get your thumbs in there and rip it open,” Canning said.
He then follows it up by removing any skin of the seed and wraps it in a damp paper towel before putting it in a Ziploc bag and storing it away.
“So once you get the pip out of the inside get any excess skin off it and then wrap it in damp paper towel, put it in a Ziploc bag and store it in a cool dry place,“ he said.
Canning advised that the seed be checked on after ‘a week or two’, and if there is a root it’s ready for water and will sprout into a mango tree.
It is important to make sure only the roots or half the seed is placed in water – Canning accomplished this by using a vase that’s roughly the same diameter as the seed.
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According to the plant lover, the seed should turn into a stunning house plant in a matter of weeks.
Canning has become popular on TikTok for sharing his plant tips which come in handy for all plant lovers.
He recently shared videos of him growing his own pot plants using avocado seeds and the leafy crown of a pineapple.
His followers are always left impressed by his hacks.
“I did this last year and now I have a little tree,” one user wrote after watching the mango tree video.
“I’m going to try this!” another added.