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Description for Jasminum sambac, Mogra, Arabian Jasmine
Jasminum sambac is a species of jasmine native to a small region in the eastern Himalayas in Bhutan, Pakistan, Karachi and neighbouring India. It is cultivated in many places, especially across much of South and Southeast Asia.
Jasminum sambac is a small shrub or vine growing up to 0.5 to 3 m (1.6 to 9.8 ft) in height. It is widely cultivated for its attractive and sweetly fragrant flowers. The flowers are also used for perfumes and for making tea. It is known as the Arabian jasmine in English.
Planting and care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:
Key requirements to keep plant healthy:
Caring for Jasminum sambac
- Refer our Garden Guide for detailed procedures and meanings of words related to gardening.
- Keep the plant where it will receive Direct or indirect bright sunlight (Min. 5-6 hrs.) each day. Soil:
- Use nutrient rich, well drained, well areated, and porous potting mix.
- Water a plant when the topsoil in pot (5 to 8 cm) feels dry to touch.
- Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering for the winter & rainy season.
- Try to water the plants in the morning around 8-10 am.
- Apply fertilize a plant mostly in the spring and early monsoon season.
- Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots to the plant can easily uptake the nutrients and moisture.
- When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
- Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days then move the plant to its required light condition.
- Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts.
- For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.
Application of Fertilizer:
For re-potting procedure click here
Typical uses of Jasminum sambac
Special features: The fragrance is heavenly especially in the evenings as the flowers open after sunset and in the hot summers, the plant is in its full beauty.
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: It is used as the ornamental shrub plant.
Medicinal use: It is considered to be an apt and biological cure for jaundice and other venereal diseases. The flower buds help in the treatment of ulcers, vesicles, boils, skin diseases and eye disorders. The leaves extract against breast tumours. Drinking Jasmine tea regularly helps in curing cancer. Its oil is very effective in calming and relaxing.
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Very small but looking cute
Awesome experience!!! Luved the plant. Looked exactly the same. Thank you NL
How many plants like this needed for a 500 SQFT living hall
Appealing, elegant and easy to grow plant.
?How many years will it live?