Rajnigandha, Polianthes tuberosa - Plant

The tuberose is a night-blooming plant native to Mexico, as is every other known species of Polianthes.It grows in elongated spikes up to 45 cm (18 in) long that produce clusters of fragrant waxy white flowers that bloom from the bottom towards the top of the spike. It has long, bright green leaves clustered at the base of the plant and smaller, clasping leaves along the stem.
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About Rajnigandha

Polianthes tuberosa, the tuberose, is a perennial plant related to the agaves, extracts of which are used as a note in perfumery. The common name derives from the Latin tuberosa, meaning swollen or tuberous in reference to its root system.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 3 inch (8 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Bone flower
Maximum Reachable Height 2 to 3 feet
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time Late summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

When blooms are spent and foliage is yellowed, bulbs must be dug up and stored for winter protection in northern areas. Tuberose plant info varies as to which gardening zones can leave the bulbs in the ground over the winter. All recommend spring planting, but autumn digging and storage is said by some to be necessary in all but zones 9 and 10.

Rajnigandha care

Keep the soil consistently moist before and during the period of bloom that occurs in late summer. Enrich poor soil with compost and organic amendments to increase drainage and texture for the best show of tuberose flowers. Best results of blooms come from the cultivar Mexican Single, which is highly fragrant

Sunlight Full Sun
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 70 to 75 degrees C (21 to 24 degrees C.)
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Rajnigandha uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • Ayurvedic

Culinary Use:

  • Leaves

Frequently Asked Questions

When to plant rajnigandha bulbs?

Rajanigandha bulbs are best planted in early spring.

How to grow rajnigandha plant?

Sunlight Keep the plant outdoor in direct bright light. Protect the plant from the afternoon direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. Soil The soil should be well-drained and fertile rich in organic content. Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month. Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

How to propagate rajnigandha plant?

You can propagate Rajnigandha through Bulbs

How to plant rajnigandha bulbs?

Take the cluster of Rajnigandha bulbs and plant it into a hole that is around 5 cm deep. To give the plant enough room to grow, plant each cluster 6-8 inches apart from the other. So, each bulb can get its share of plant nutrients. After you plant, water the area generously. This will settle the soil particles around the bulbs and begin the growth process.


Saturday, 15 February 2020

Great plant, great case, great packaging. If you are planning to buy please go ahead.

Naga Phanesh

Monday, 02 July 2018

"I ve bought quite a few of these and are growing very well.

Vijayalakshmi Kesharwalaa

Monday, 02 July 2018

Easy plant to grow quickly and provide the rooms with a colourful leaf display

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