Raat Ki Rani, Raat Rani, Night Blooming Jasmine - Plant
Queen of Night or commonly known Raatrani, Raat ki Rani, Night Queen, night-blooming cestrum, Hasna Hena, lady of the night, queen of the night,
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Night blooming jasmine,||White||Aug.to Oct||(13 ft)||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Queen of Night or our commonly known raat ki raani is a fragrant flowering bush. Commonly also known as Night blooming jasmine, night scented jessamine the cestrum nocturnum fowering bush can grow in all climates and is an evergreen flowering bush.
After hearing a lot of tales and folk lores about this heavenly fragrant plant the desire to plant this bush in my terrace garden was too strong and this time I decided to add this raat rani plant to my family of fragrant jasmines and champa flowering plants.
|Though Night Blooming jasmine blooms in night, it requires at least 4 to 5 hrs of sun light or light partial shade each day to bloom and good growth. Avoid excessive sun exposure too as it cause leaves to wilt.||Well-drained soil||Keep soil moist throughout the growing season.||30 deg C||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Raat ki rani grows best when trimmed and kept in the size and shape of a bush otherwise it grows thin developing a long stem trailing like a climber and taking over the other pots.
It alsolooks good when the white flowers grow on the bush and the sight is wonderful to see the round shape of the raat ki rani bush laden with tiny tubular while flowers growing in bunches drooping down with its weight, and of course the heavenly fragrance.
Special features: Night scented jessamine the cestrum nocturnum flowering bush can grow in all climates and is an evergreen flowering bush.
Culinary use: leaves
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Herbal Medicine