Mogra | Jasmine | Jasminum sambac
Common Name: Jasmine
Botanical Name: Jasminum officinale (meaning - True Jasmine)
Other names: Chameli, Motiyaa, Poet’s Jasmine
Origin: Tropical and subtropical regions of Eurasia, Australasia and Oceania
What's special? Jasmine is everywhere, in soaps, candles, teas, lotions and whatnot! This flower is elegant, it has a mild graceful fragrance, holds great religious significance and on top of all that, it has medicinal value as well. Growing and maintaining this plant does require some effort but the lush green leaves and numerous white flowers will make up for everything and have the potential to cheer up even the dullest of yards. Also, if you have this flower, you can say no to all those chemically spiked room fresheners! Just plant one Jasmine tree in your garden or outside your balcony and enjoy a relaxing scent day in, day out.
Growth Habits: Up to 15 feet high
Soil Requirement: Sandy loamy soil that must be moist and well-drained
Watering Schedule: Water regularly to keep the soil moist (Once in a week)
Light condition: sunlight or partial shadeFull (4 - 6 hours of direct sunlight a day)
Ideal Temperature: Anywhere between 15 - 35 degree Celsius
Repotting instructions: Jasmine does not require frequent repotting. You may repot once you find the roots sticking out of the pot or the water requirement of the plant has increased to almost every two or three days.
Suitable Locations: outdoor location like garden, fence, property boundary, etc.Any
Caring Tips:• Before the start of summer, you may trim the shrubs, this will help the plant grow fresh branches and bear flowers during the season. • Make sure that the soil is moist but not soggy. • Always keep this plant in a partly sunny spot to encourage healthy growth. • Plant jasmine in a spacious location to accommodate for its future growth.