Parijat, Parijatak, Harshringar - Plant
Nyctanthes arbor-tristis is a species of Nyctanthes, native to South Asia and Southeast Asia. Nyctanthes arbor-tristis is a shrub or a small tree growing to 10 m tall, with flaky grey bark.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Coral Jasmine, Night Jasmine, Har Singar, Tree Of Sorrow||White||Seasonal bloomer||8.00 to 12.00 feet|
The tree can be grown by seeds or by cuttings. Plant in well-drained soil and fertilize once a month.
Planting and care
plant care may require a bit of effort, but the results are well worth the work. Not all plants are fragrant, but the most common and hardy do produce a sweet, carrying fragrance. Common is a vine and has larger glossy green leaves than Royal. Both can survive in temperate climates if they are planted in a sheltered area.
|Full sun to part shade||well-drained soil||Medium||60 to 70 degrees F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
- Every leaf has a growth bud, so removing old flower blossoms encourages the plant to make more flowers instead of using the energy to make seeds.
- Clean away from around the base of the rosebushes any trimmed debris that can harbor disease and insects.
This usually happens in Rainy season.
Special features: Where winter hardy, orange jessamine is often grown as a hedge or screen. Interesting in containers or planters. For areas north of USDA Zone 10, plants must be overwintered indoors.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Parijaat is used for treatment of many ailments. For medicinal purpose leaves, stem, flowers and seeds are used. The leaves are given for treating chronic fever, rheumatism, arthritis, joint pain, obstinate sciatica. For chronic fever, the fresh leaves juice with honey is administered orally. Leaves decoction or Kadha is recommended to treat sciatica.