One day while eating a lovely juicy mango, I noticed that its seed was green and looked like it wanted to grow. I took the seed and placed it on its side in a small pot of damp compost. I covered the pot with a clear plastic bag to keep the seed nice and humid, and prevent the soil from drying out. It was then kept on a sunny window sill for a couple of weeks.
Walking passed one day I noticed it had sprouted a couple of leaves which were pressing against the top of the plastic bag. I removed the bag, and watered my little mango tree. Since then it has grown into a lovely houseplant. It is still in a very small pot and seems to thrive on drying out between waterings.
When it grows new leaves they start out red in colour, and then turn a deep shiny green.
My little mango tree - November 2008