Once planted Mogra plant will remain in the field for 10 to 15 years. This makes it obligatory to plough the land deeply and prepare it thoroughly by ploughing and harrowing. The best time for planting in most parts of India is a monsoon. On the ground, Mogra is planted 75 cm apart in rows spaced 1 m apart.
Type of pot: A regular round pot of 12-inch size is ideal for growing Mogra plant. Traditionally plant is grown in an earthen pot. However, hardy plastic pots are also suitable.
Potting soil: Mogra plant requires well-drained soil with plenty of organic matter. Two parts of loam soil and one part well-decomposed cow manure makes an ideal potting mixture. You can buy premium garden soil mix at Ugaoo.com
Sunlight: The plant requires full sunlight for best blooming. Mogra plant can also thrive very well in partial shade, which makes it a perfect plant for windowsill gardening.
Watering: Moderate Watering is good for Mogra plant. It is essential in the flowering season. Mogra cannot withstand water logging and plants will be killed in the waterlogged soil in no time. Watering is stopped during November to enable the plants to rest.
Defoliation: Once the watering is stopped, the plants shed the leaves. If it does not happen, all the leaves on the plant should be removed by hand.
Pruning: Defoliation is followed by a light pruning of stems. Branches are pruned one-third of their length.