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Rajnigandha, Polianthes tuberosa - Plant

rajnigandha, polianthes tuberosa - plant
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Description for Rajnigandha, Polianthes tuberosa

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

Polianthes Tuberosa (Rajnigandha), the tuberose is a perennial flowering plant (A perennial plant is a plant that lives for more than two years), native to Mexico and categorized under Asparagaceae plants family. Meaning of Rajanigandha is “The Fragrance of the Night”, it has tubular blooms with magical and seductive fragrance which is uncommon and spells magic to all who smell it.

Rajnigandha is known with several common names like, in Bengali it is known as Rajoni-Gandha, in Urdu Gul Shabbi, in Marathi, NishiGandha, in Kannada Sugandharaja, in Tamil Sambangi and in Telugu NelaSampenga and the flowers are traditionally used to make garlands in Indian weddings.

Common nameFlower coloursBloom timeHeightDifficulty
Mexican tuberoseWhiteLate Summer2.00 to 3.00 feetEasy to grow

Planting and 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

SunlightSoilWaterTemperatureFertilizer
Full Sun/Partial sunWell-drained soilKeep soil moist throughout the growing season.70-75 F. (21-24 C.)Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Rajnigandha

  • 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.

Typical uses of Rajnigandha

Special features:

Culinary use: Leaves

Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal use: Ayurvedic

References

  • http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/bulbs/tuberose/tuberose-plant-info.htm
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/risearch/search.php?query=Polianthes+tuberosa&stpos=0&stype=AND
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