Parijat, Harshringar Plant
Parijat belongs to the Oleaceae family. also called as night-flowering jasmine and Coral Jasmine worldwide.flowers have four to eight petals arranged above a vibrant orange tube in a pinwheel pattern. The tree is sometimes called the tree of sorrow because the flowers lose their brightness during daytime.
This exotic small tree or shrub has highly perfumed flowers. The sweet scented flowers are small, 1-2″, attractive shape, with white corolla and an orange-red tube in center and bloom profusely, opening at night and casting off in the morning thus making a carpet of flowers.
Planting and care:
- The greatest enemy of this plant is standing water, which causes the roots to rot and die. Periodic deep watering, well rotted compost, and judicious pruning, is sufficient for this plant and is enough to make it bloom and make your garden beautiful and fragrant.
- Fertilising the plants once a month will be beneficial. The plant needs trimming as the shoots grow in different directions. It is better to grow the plant in the shaded area of the garden which receives a few hours of direct sunlight.