Description for Cananga
Cananga odorata, known as the cananga tree, is a tropical tree that originates in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Cananga odorata,cananga tree, ylang ylang,fragrant cananga, Macassar-oil plant, or perfume tree||light-yellow||May to June||12-20 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and 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.
|Full Sun||well-drained soil||medium||28 to 35C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Cananga
- 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.
Typical uses of Cananga
Special features: Artabotrys is a vine, whereas Cananga is a tree.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.