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snow-in-summer, Cestrum nocturnum
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Cestrum is a genus of - depending on authority - 150-250 species of flowering plants in the family Solanaceae.

Common name: snow-in-summer, Cestrum nocturnum
Color: White
Bloom time: June
Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Both can survive in temperate climates if they are planted in a sheltered area. Arabian is a small bush with evergreen leaves. There are many other varieties of plant, of which are best suited for sub-tropical climates. Learning how to grow will add a striking visual and olfactory touch to the garden.

Sunlight: Full sun

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: Dry

Temprature: 54 F

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Always wear safety goggles; branches can whip back when released.
  • Start with pruning shears for smaller growth.
  • Use loppers, which look like giant, long-handle shears, for growth that is more than half an inch thick.
  • A small pruning saw is handy, as it cuts on both the push and the pull.
  • Deadhead religiously and keep beds clean.


Special Feature:
Ground cover for sunny areas. Rock gardens, border fronts, cottage gardens, edgings, bulb cover or dry stone wall planting pockets.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • TRADITIONAL USES: In Central and South America, local species of Cestrum have been used as teacher plants and medicine for quite some time.
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  • The plant is also used as a stupefying charm medicine in the West Indies (Voogelbreinder 2009).
  • In Kathmandu, C.
  • nocturnum flowers are presented as offerings to Shiva and Ganesh.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
for medicinal use

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/ http://www.flowersofindia.net/

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