Both mangoes and lychees have stones which can produce impressive plants swiftly once they have germinated.

Start them off in the same way as Avocados (see in this fruit growing section). It will be two or three months before growth starts but then it will be rapid.

The Lychee can grow 6 feet of leafy stem in a year; the Mango produces extraordinary contortions of stem initially and then lovely long leaves. Both need plentiful moisture as well as warmth. The steam of a bathroom is ideal, provided the room remains fairly warm at night.