Height: 1 Foot,
Common Name– Choti Chameli, Chandni, Tagar Plant
This is a sun loving plant and blooms White flowers. We can also grow this plant in balcony with direct sunlight of minimum 04 hours. Bloom time is for full year (except frost, extreme cold). This plant can grow and expand upto 3 feet. It’s a perennial plant. The plant becomes dense and matured plant take a shape of bush also. This plant is almost maintenance free. Even without fertilisers, this plant will show satisfactory growth. However, use of fertiliser shows faster growth and more blooming. Even with low level of atmospheric humidity (20% ), this plant continues to grow healthily.
Watering & Sunlight:
We should water it whenever soil has become fully dry. Drainage in pot is necessary by making sufficient holes in bottom. To make the ideal potting mix, 20 % drainage media (river sand/ Leca/ Perlite/ Pumice or rice husk- use any one of them) in potting mix should be available. During extreme cold, give very less water and try to protect from cold.
Soil: We should prepare the potting mix in such way so that water should reach bottom of pot within 15-25 seconds. This is the basic quality of fast draining soil. Such soil also contributes to make the potting mix more aerated. To make the ideal potting mix, 20 % drainage media (river sand/ Leca/ Perlite/ Pumice or rice husk- use any one of them) in potting mix should be available. In rest of the potting mix, we should mix vermi-compost (20 %), cocopeat (20%) and garden soil (40%). If you have planted this in open ground, requirement of fertilisers will reduce, because roots can grow deep in ground to absorb needful nutrients. But if you are having this plant in pot, you must add some liquid fertilisers or vermi-compost every month for better results.
Use : This plant is widely used in landscaping.
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