NIGHT BLOOMING JASMINE Starter Plants Fragrant Flowering Cestrum nocturnum
WELCOME TO ANNIESTORE2010 Other Names for the Night Blooming Jasmine Cestrum means “a pointed tool,” commonly used in art, and nocturnum means “night.” Lady of the Night Night Jasmine Night Jessamine Night-Blooming Jessamine Dama de Noche Galan de Noche Night Blooming Cestrum Night Queen Queen of the Night BEAUTIFUL PLANTS FROM HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA. PLANTS ARE
WELCOME TO ANNIESTORE2010 Other Names for the Night Blooming Jasmine Cestrum means “a pointed tool,” commonly used in art, and nocturnum means “night.” Lady of the Night Night Jasmine Night Jessamine Night-Blooming Jessamine Dama de Noche Galan de Noche Night Blooming Cestrum Night Queen Queen of the Night BEAUTIFUL PLANTS FROM HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA. PLANTS ARE 3 TO 5 INCHES TALL OR MORE POT NOT INCLUDED. YOU WILL RECEIVED A BARE ROOTS PLANTS PLANTS GROW TOGETHER & ROOTS CAN BE SEPARATE AS YOUR OWN RISK CUSTOMER SATISFACTION IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME. DON’T HESITATE TO CONTACT ME IS YOU HAVE ANY PROBLEM WITH YOUR ORDER, WE CAN WORK TOGETHER IF YOU ARE HAPPY WITH YOUR PURCHASE, PLEASE LEAVE ME A POSITIVE FEEDBACK. YOUR FEEDBACK IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME. I WILL LEAVE YOU A POSITIVE FEEDBACK AS SOON AS I RECEIVE YOUR FEEDBACK THANK YOU FOR VISITING MY STORE CHECK MY OTHER LISTINGS FOR MORE BARGAINS PLEASE CONTACT ME FIRST IF YOU ANY PROBLEM WITH THE ITEM. The night-blooming jasmine (Cestrum nocturnum) is aptly named because its white-yellow, tubular flowers bloom at night; the flowers close during the day. It belongs to the Solanaceae family, also known as the nightshade or potato family of plants. It is known for its scent and is quite possibly the strongest scented plant in the world. When in bloom, the flowers release a scent of sweet perfume that pervades the area within 300-500 ft of the plant. It is a sub-tropical plant that was first discovered growing in the West Indies and was quite possibly brought to Europe by Christopher Columbus in the 15th century. It can now be found growing in subtropical regions around the world and even in temperate climates, where the winter temperatures do not fall below -10oC (though it may well lose all the new growth and leaves at such low temperatures). Ideally, it grows outside in USDA zones 9-10. Facts You Should Know About the Night-Blooming Jasmine Cestrum nocturnum can be grown in cooler climates as a house or conservatory plant.I’m not saying you will never need to use air fresheners again, but you certainly won’t need them when this plant is in flower. However, as gorgeous as its scent may be, you may soon find it to be overpowering in such close quarters.They can reach 10-12 feet in height and have a spread of 6 feet in ideal growing conditions. Prune back into shape after flowering.Night-blooming jasmines flower up to four times per year, after which, they produce white berries full of seeds.If grown as a houseplant, chances are that the flowers will never pollinate, unless you do it by hand with an artist’s brush or similar tool. Cestrum nocturnum is self-pollinating and does not need another plant for cross-pollination. Common pollinators include bats and moths.All Cestrum nocturnum plants flower at the same time. If yours is in flower, you can be sure that every other one in the neighborhood is in flower at the same time. Plant specs This is a fast grower that prefers full to part sun, though it will grow in partial shade (but flowers less). Tropical by nature, these night blooming plants do best in Zone 10. Though they’re evergreen, during a harsh winter they may drop leaves. You can grow it in a container in Zone 9B to bring indoors during cold snaps. Some people have luck growing this shrub in the ground in Zone 9B, saying it dies back in winter but usually comes back in spring. Keep this jasmine shrub trimmed to 3 or 4 feet tall, or let it get a bit larger if you prefer. Plant care Add top soil or organic peat humus to the hole when you plant. You can also add composted cow manure, which enriches the soil around the rootball, to the mix, Trim lightly after a bloom cycle for shape. Do a hard pruning in fall (by mid-October) or spring (late March) to control the plant’s size. A regular irrigation schedule – with time to let the plant dry out a bit between waterings – is ideal. Fertilize 3 times a year – in spring, summer, and autumn – with a good quality granular fertilizer. You can also supplement feedings with periodic applications of bone meal and/or liquid fertilizer to promote heavier bloom. Plant spacing Place these shrubs 3 feet apart. Come away from the house 2-1/2 to 3 feet. If you’re planting by a door, walk or patio, come out 3 feet or more to give the shrub room to fill out. This plant can be grown in a large container, though it will eventually outgrow The fragrance is present but much lighter during the daytime hours. Though not a true jasmine, this plant’s strong fragrance is legend among fragrant plant lovers. However, don’t overdo it – with this or any other sweet smelling plants. Some people find the smell overwhelming. Just one of these fragrant shrubs in a landscape is enough. This plant does best in a sunny spot, with an informal look that works well in tropical or cottage-garden styles of landscaping – or it can soften the look of a more manicured yard. It flowers on and off all year – more in warmer months – with small white berries appearing after the bloom cycle. Note: The leaves, flowers and berries all contain toxins…avoid planting where pets (dogs are especially vulnerable) or young children might munch.