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Night Blooming Jasmine – Cestrum Nocturnum
60.0 AED (-8%)
Botanical name:- Night Blooming Jasmine – Cestrum Nocturnum.
|Scientific name||Aestrum nocturnum|
|Common name||Night blooming jasmine|
|Watering||Water everyday &keep moist|
|Pests||Aphids, caterpillars, whiteflies, scales, and mites|
|Pet friendliness||Toxic to pets and humans|
|Maximum plant height||150-300cm|
|Potting mix||Potting soil/red soil/manure/perlite|
|Pot requirement||Good drainage&repot every 1-2 years|
|Nutrition||Apply manure for first 15 days and npk for next 15 days|
|Pruning & training||Remove dead & diseased leaves with sterile shears|
|Flower color & season||Pastel white, pale yellow|
|Description||This medium-sized shrub is native to the west indies and tropical America, and grows to about 3 meters high into a round shape. Night jessamine, or malikat al lail in Arabic, is often planted in gulf region gardens and has a very pronounced sweet, heavy fragrance after sunset which attracts moths. Shrubs may be cut back hard after flowering. Shearing is possible to create hedges or any form desired. Evergreen, oval-shaped, waxy leaves are up to 20 cm long and 4 cm wide, and are sensitive to frost. Clusters of pale-cream, tubular flowers are borne from spring until october. Their appearance is inconspicuous, but they are famous for their sweet scent. Opening in the evening, the released fragrance may even e too strong for a permanent position next to seating areas. Pollinated flowers develop into whitish berries. The poisonous seeds cause vomiting and feverish symptoms, and the sap may also irritate the skin. The shrubs withstand some drought, alkaline soil and even salinity, but reduce flowering under such conditions. Heat and sun are tolerated and frequent irrigation is welcome in well-drained soil. They respond well to fertili sing. Container plants do best with weekly liquid applications, while in open ground complete fertilisers should be given in early spring and again in summer. Scale and mites can occasionally infect the shrubs. Night jessamine does well in containers, mixed borders or as poolside plants. Propagation via heel cuttings and seeds is simple and self-sowing may result in naturalisation in humid climates.|