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Rajnigandha, Polianthes tuberosa - Plant

The tuberose is a night-blooming plant native to Mexico, as is every other known species of Polianthes.It grows in elongated spikes up to 45 cm (18 in) long that produce clusters of fragrant waxy white flowers that bloom from the bottom towards the top of the spike. It has long, bright green leaves clustered at the base of the plant and smaller, clasping leaves along the stem.

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Rajnigandha, Polianthes tuberosa Plant
 
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5 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
 

Description for Rajnigandha, Polianthes tuberosa

Plant height: 5 - 9 inches
Plant spread: 2 - 4 inches

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

Common name(s): Bone flower
Flower colours: White
Bloom time: Late summer
Max reachable height: 2 to 3 feet
Difficulty to grow: Easy 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

Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Well-drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: 70 to 75 degrees C (21 to 24 degrees C.)
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Rajnigandha

    When 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