Cananga - Plant
Common name: Cananga odorata
Bloom time: May to June
Height: 12-20 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Growing Ylang Ylang from seed is better than propagating it from cutting. For this, keep its seeds in lukewarm water for half an hour before sowing to expedite the process, then sow them 1/8 inch deep in slightly acidic and good quality potting soil. Keep that soil moist until germination. It takes a long time to germinate.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- It is a rain-forest tree that reaches up to the height of 10-12m.
- As it is a tall tree, regular pruning is required to retain its shape.
- If you live at a windy place, plant it before a building or tree because it could fall off in strong winds, as its wood is lanky and not so dense.
Artabotrys is a vine, whereas Cananga is a tree.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Also called as magical oil there are myriads of benefits of Ylang-Ylang’s essential oil: When sniffed it provides relief from stress, anxiety, depression and blood pressure too. When applied on wounds it heals them
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