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How long does it take mangroves to grow?

How long does it take for a mangrove to grow? It takes 10-15 years for a mangrove tree to reach maturity. For the first 5 years of its life, WWF, with the help of local communities will care for your tree to make sure it stays strong and healthy. At five years old it will be big and strong enough to be 'independent'.

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Keeping this in consideration, how quickly do mangroves grow?

can grow pretty quick and reach up to two meters or more within two years. The growth of mangroves is in relation to the nutrients available and provided as well as the size of pot the mangrove is growing in. The size of mangroves in aquariums normally does not exceed a hight of 60 to 80cm.

Also, can you grow mangroves at home? Growing Mangrove Trees at Home You'll find mangrove trees in the wild in shallow, brackish waters of the southern United States. They also grow in riverbeds and wetlands. You can start growing mangrove trees in your backyard if you live in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9-12.

Also question is, what conditions do mangroves need to grow?

Mangroves are remarkably tough. Most live on muddy soil, but some also grow on sand, peat, and coral rock. They live in water up to 100 times saltier than most other plants can tolerate. They thrive despite twice-daily flooding by ocean tides; even if this water were fresh, the flooding alone would drown most trees.

Are mangroves bad?

Mangroves lack the majesty of their terrestrial counterparts; they are dark and can smell bad. Nevertheless, they play a vital role in the ecology, sustainability and security of coastal communities.

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