A long tiring day left you drained. Just imagine entering home with a mesmerizing aroma that leaves you in a meditated state and a marvelously soothing feel.
For a long time, Rajnigandha is used traditionally on occasions as it aids happiness and peace of mind.
It is an enduring plant, widely used in the perfume industry. The plant becomes active mainly at night hence is nocturnal.
It is also known as Tuberose as the flowers are tubular in shape and usually have six petals when fully grown. It has lovely elongated white flowers once matured.
The plant gives you four varieties to choose from to pamper your senses. The Rajnigandha flower is naturally available in three different colors which are white, red, and a mix of white and red.
Light Requirement Of Rajnigandha:
The plant belongs to the hotter parts of the world and needs a temperature of higher than 15 degrees Celsius to grow. It needs 6 to 8 hours of sunlight in a day, and as the plant can be raised in pots, you can keep the pots towards the sunniest area of the house and let the family members lost in gratifying fragrance.
At inceptive keep the soil bit dry however water before it dries out in full. The plant needs small splashes at regular intervals. Make sure not to overwater as the plant rots very easily. In monsoons, less water is required.
Location For Rajnigandha:
Rajanigandha is an ornamental plant originally native to Mexico. As the plant requires a hot climate, most parts of India provide suitable climate and growth conditions for it.
Rajnigandha plant is propagated using a cluster of bulbs. Dig a hole around 5-6 cm deep and plant each cluster almost 7 to 8 inches apart as it needs enough room to grow. Doing this will make sure that each bulb will get enough nutrition.
The best place to plant Rajnigandha is garden borders and beds since it needs lots of sunshine. however, it will also do well in bit deep pots and containers. A wide variety of soil can be used to grow the plant ranging from light, clay loam, and sandy loam. The plant needs aeration and drainage for ideal growth.
Rajnigandha plant requires well-draining and nourishing soil. To make such soil, mix garden soil with compost, decomposing manure, or peat moss. In the growing season plant also needs a good amount of 8-8-8 fertilizer with equal parts nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium.
What is the Rajnigandha flower called in English?
The English name for Rajnigandha is Tuberose. The plant is highly appreciated for its beauty and aroma. Due to its sweet fragrance, it is an important component in high-grade perfumes.
Can tuberose be planted in pots?
Yes, with proper potting care and making sure the soil is aerated and well-drained with enough sunlight provided. the plant can grow as beautifully as it would grow outside in the garden.
What do you do with tuberose in the winter?
Make sure the soil remains dry during winters. The plant can be transplanted to a large pot and brought to a warm location indoors. However, make sure to provide maximum sunlight possible. Also, make sure to remove the withered flowers to encourage new growth.
How long does it take for Rajnigandha to grow?
The blooming fragrant flowers can easily be grown within two to three months with proper care and nourishment.
What is Rajnigandha used for?
The flowers of the Rajnigandha plant as highly fragrant and provides great relaxing and calming effects. This quality makes it perfect for essential oils, high-grade perfumes, bouquets, and pan masala. The essential oil produced from the plant has high therapeutic properties as well and is thus used in a wide variety of Ayurvedic medicines, dental creams, and mouthwash.