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Plant enthusiast Brad Canning reveals how to grow your own mango tree at HOME 

Plant enthusiast reveals how to grow your own mango tree at HOME

  • Plant enthusiast Brad Canning has shared how to grow a mango tree at home 
  • The 29-year-old shared the process in a now-viral TikTok video 
  • All you need is the mango seed, water, paper towels, a Ziploc bag and a vase 


A plant enthusiast has gone viral on TikTok after revealing how to grow a mango tree at home using the tropical fruit.

Brad Canning, from Melbourne, said all you need to do is remove and preserve the seed.

‘Next time you eat a mango, don’t throw away the pip because you can turn it into a houseplant,’ the 29-year-old said in the video. 

Brad has also grown his own pot plants using avocado seeds and the leafy crown of a pineapple.

After a few weeks the preserved seed turns into a stunning leafy houseplant (pictured)

In a viral TikTok video Melbourne plant enthusiast Brad Canning said all you need to do is remove and preserve the seed

‘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,’ he said.

‘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.’

In the clip he carefully sliced the end of the pip to extract the small seed inside. 

‘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,’ he said. 

‘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.’

Brad said to check on the seed after ‘a week or two’, if there’s a root it’s ready for water and will sprout into a mango tree.  

It’s important to make sure only the roots or half the seed is placed in water – Brad accomplished this by using a vase that’s roughly the same diameter as the seed. 

'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,' he said

'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 added

‘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 

Brad (pictured) has also grown his own pot plants using avocado seeds and the leafy crown of a pineapple

Brad (pictured) has also grown his own pot plants using avocado seeds and the leafy crown of a pineapple 

The preserved seed turns into a stunning houseplant in a matter of weeks. 

The video has since been viewed more than 360,000 times and received 23,000 ‘likes’, with hundreds praising the DIY.

‘Love this!’ one person wrote, another added: ‘I’m going to try this!’ 

How to grow a houseplant using a mango seed

What you’ll need: 

  • An avocado seed
  • Water 
  • Paper towels
  • Ziploc bags
  • A vase or cup

Method: 

1. Slice the mango, remove the pip and wash under water

2. Dry with a paper towel and carefully slice the end of the pip to remove the tiny seed inside 

3. Place the seed in a damp paper towel and pop inside a Ziploc or silicone bag

4. Place in a dry, dark spot (such as the pantry) for 2-3 weeks 

5. Check on the seed and if roots have sprouted it can be placed into water 

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