How to Plant a Sprouted Mango Seed


The mango tree is native to India and grows across Southeast Asia. Mango trees can grow up to 100 feet tall, although most mangoes grown for cultivation in the Americas are not this large. Mango trees cannot tolerate temperatures below 40 degrees F. Planting a sprouted mango seed will yield a mango tree if you care for it properly, but it may not produce edible fruit.

Step 1

Fill a pot with equal parts of rich potting soil and sand. Mangoes grow well in any soil as long as it drains well.

Step 2

Dig a hole about 1 inch deep and place the sprouted mango seed in the hole. Fill in around the seed with soil.

Step 3

Water the soil until it is moist. Do not allow the soil to dry out for two years.

Step 4

Place the pot is an area that is warm and receives full sun, indoors or outdoors. Mango trees grow best in humid, sunny environments.

Tips and Warnings

  • Do not overwater the sprouted mango seed.

Things You'll Need

  • Sand
  • Potting soil
  • Pot with drainage holes


  • Mango Fruit Facts
  • Mango

Who Can Help

  • Hands-On Mango
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Hollan Johnson is a freelance writer for many online publications including Garden Guides and eHow. She is also a contributing editor for Brighthub. She has been writing freelance for over a year and her focus' are travel, gardening, sewing, and Mac computers. Prior to freelance writing, Hollan taught English in Japan. She has a B.A. in linguistics from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.