Cestrum nocturnum

Lady of the night

 

Flowering smell very good

                                                                               

 

Jasmin de nuit, centraux de nuit, reine de nuit, jasmin batard, jasmin bata, siyo mawon, galant de nuit, jasmine, night blooming jasmine, lady of the night, queen of the night, dama de noche, galan de noche, nachtjasmin, mis elil, misk elil, jasmim da noite, vit nattjasmin, …

 

Family

 

SOLANACEAE

 

Origin

 

Tropical America

 

Description

 

 

Cestrum nocturnum is one of the most fragrant plants we grow. An upright container plant from the West Indies with greenish white flowers that emit a romantic fragrance at night. Blooming all year round.

 

Habitat

 

Cultivated

 

Propagation

Seeds or cutting

 

Culture and care
 

Just give it a sunny spot and you’ll be amazed. Prune hard after flowering to maintain size.

Full sun, grows to 2-3’ in container, minimum temperature 45ºF, intermittent bloomer.

Uses

 

 

- Ornemental use

  

Very nice indoor plant. Can be planted as a single plant or in edge.  

 

Etymology

 

 

The etymology of «Cestrum» is uncertain and «nocturnum», means at night, in relation to flowering.

 

Anecdotes

 

They also reputedly keep mosquitoes away.

 

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