Bela ka Phool is the flower to grow if you want an intense fragrance in your garden! Let’s have a look at all the details about growing Arabian Jasmine.
Bela ka Phool is famous for its exceptionally attractive beauty and fragrance. The leaves of the plant are also used in jasmine tea and leis. It is a fast-growing evergreen climbing shrub that you can also easily grow in pots! Read on to know more details.
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Bela Ka Phool in English
Bela ka Phool in English is popular as Arabian Jasmine. People also call it by different names in different parts of India. These plants have glossy, dark green, and oval leaves, which contrast the highly fragrant white flowers that fade to pink as they mature.
These beautiful blooms appear all summer and may continue to bloom year-round in warm climates. They can be trained to grow as a flowering vine with supports or maintained as a sprawling shrub. It also does very well in containers and makes an eye-catching plant for patios and porches.
How to Grow Bela ka Phool?
These flowers are really easy to grow from both seeds and cuttings. However, using these both methods can be Time consuming so it would be a good idea to get a well grown plant from a local nursery.
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Requirements to Grow Bela ka Phool
Like all flowers, Bela ka Phool needs a minimum of 6-7 hours or direct and intense sunlight to grow best. The more sun these plants will get, the better it will for their growth and number of blooms.
Do not keep the plant in a shaded location as it will result in no flowers. If you are planning to grow it indoors, then there are high chances that it will never flower. You can keep its pot on a sunny windowsill or balcony.
Bela ka Phool is not fussy about the growing medium as long as you amend it with a handful or more of cow dung manure every month. To boost the growth and flowers, amend the soil with coco peat, vermicompost, eggshells, and 4-5 dried banana peels at the time of planting.
To ensure you get the best flowers from Arabian Jasmine, keep the soil a little on the moist side all the time. Do this by watering the plant whenever the topsoil feels a little dry to the touch. Do not water the plant daily and also ensure the soil is never completely dry.
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Bela ka Phool Care
Feed the plant with a manacled liquid fertiliser, once in two months to boost the number and size of the flowers. If you are using cow dung manure every month, then don’t worry about feeding it. Remember this simple rule – as long as you are providing the plant with plenty of sunlight, it will continue to flower!
These flowers do not require extensive pruning, but proper trimming will ensure a beautiful, healthy plant. Trim away dead stems and blooms from time to time to keep it looking clean. It will also make way for the sunlight to reach eery part of the plant.
Pests & Diseases
The best way to keep the plant diseases free is to avoid overwatering the giving it 6-7 hours of intense sunlight.