Cestrum is a genus of - depending on authority - 150-250 species of flowering plants in the family Solanaceae.
Common name: snow-in-summer, Cestrum nocturnum Color: White Bloom time: June Height: 0.50 to 1.00 feet Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & 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. Arabian is a small bush with evergreen leaves.
Sunlight: Full sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: 54 F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
Epsom salts along with your fertilizer; the magnesium sulfate will encourage new growth from the bottom of the bush Prune plants every spring and destroy all old or diseased plant material.
Wear elbow-length gloves that are thick enough to protect your hands from thorns or a clumsy slip, but flexible enough to allow you to hold your tools.
Special Feature: Ground cover for sunny areas. Rock gardens, border fronts, cottage gardens, edgings, bulb cover or dry stone wall planting pockets.
Use Medicinal use:
TRADITIONAL USES: In Central and South America, local species of Cestrum have been used as teacher plants and medicine for quite some time.
The plant is also used as a stupefying charm medicine in the West Indies (Voogelbreinder 2009).
In Kathmandu, C.
nocturnum flowers are presented as offerings to Shiva and Ganesh.