Parijatha | Coral Jasmine | Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
Common Name: Parijata, Parijat
Botanical Name: Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
Other names: Indian Magnolia, Night-flying Jasmine, Coral Jasmine, Hengra bubar, Shiuli, Shefali (bengali), Raat ki rani
Origin: Southeast Asia
What's special? People have given numerous names to this beauty. The reason being Parijata’s unending list of qualities, benefits and mythological stories associated with it. To start with, its leaves are used in Ayurvedic and Homoeopathy medicine, flowers are used in incense sticks and perfumes. Parijata also holds the status of God’s favorite flower and is used in many rituals across cultures. This mystery plant blooms during night and as the first rays of sun approaches the earth, the beautiful flowers with vibrant orange center starts falling on their own. This is the reason why this plant is also called as ‘Night Falling Jasmine’. This plant is charming & aromatic; holds medicinal properties; has spiritual & divine significance! No doubt that people call it a tree which could fulfill all your desires!
Growth Habits: Up to 10 feet high
Soil Requirement: Porous, sandy, and well-drained soil
Watering Schedule: Water regularly but minimal amount is required
Light condition: Full or partial sunlight (6 hours a day)
Ideal Temperature: Between 16 - 32 degree Celsius
Repotting instructions: Repotting should be avoided but if required try not to disturb the roots.
Suitable Locations: Any outdoor place, like gardens, sunny balcony, landscape places, properties, etc.
Caring Tips: • You will need to water this plant carefully. It requires regular water but overwatering or standing water will quickly start the roots to rot and die. • Occasional pruning will stimulate blooms and make your garden look beautiful. • Place this plant in an area where it receives few hours of direct sunlight and then shade for the remaining part of the day.