Growing Jasmine is the best way to invite a pleasing fragrance in your home and garden. Check out all the tips and tricks on Mogra Plant Care to enjoy its blooms!
Blossoming in spring and summer, these flowers can make your entire garden stand out with their distinctive scent! If you want to ensure this plant grows at the best of its health, then keep reading about Mogra Plant Care!
Botanical Name: Jasminum sambac
Other Names: Arabian jasmine, Mogra, Sambac jasmine, Sampaguita
Check out our article on how to grow mogra here
- Snip off a 6-8 inches long cutting, below the leaf node, from a healthy plant during the rainy season.
- Take away the lower leaves and flowers from the cutting, if any.
- Dip the end in a rooting hormone, and plant it in a pot filled with well-draining potting soil.
- Mist well, and place it in any bright, indirect sunlight.
- The cuttings will form roots in 3-5 weeks.
Mogra Plant Care
It can do well in partial shade, but to enjoy the best flowers, make sure it gets 4-5 hours of direct sun every day. The more light it gets, the better it will for its growth.
Mogra plant does best in the well-draining, porous, and fertile soil. Amend it well with organic matter like compost, vermiculture, or aged cow dung manure.
The plant grows well in the tropical climate of India and is happy to dwell between 10-35 C.
Ensure to water the plant generously whenever the topsoil feels dry to touch. Mogra can tolerate some drought but can not withstand overly damp soil. Remember to reduce the rate of watering during winter.
During summer and winter, add a layer of mulch to protect the plant from extreme heat and cold.
Use a 7-9-5 or 10-30-10 blend, diluted to half of its strength, once in 7-8 weeks. Do refer to the label for instructions. Prior to the blooming, it is beneficial to feed the plant with phosphorus-rich fertilizer. You can also use banana peel to encourage blooming.
Prune one-third length to prompt bushier growth. Also, snip off stems that look unhealthy, diseased, and broken from time to time.
Mogra Plant Care in Winter
- Water the plant, only when the topsoil is completely dry. Avoid frequent watering.
- Let the plant shed its leaves in winters, as defoliation is a natural process.
- Avoid fertilizing during winters as it may cause leaf burn.
What to Do if Your Mogra is Not Flowering?
If your plant is not bearing blooms, then there can be two reasons behind it.
Inadequate Sunlight: Avoid placing the plant in a shady place. Locate it where it can receive at least 5-6 hours of full sun.
No Fertlizer: Fertilize the plant using a balanced fertilizer, once in 3-4 weeks, to promote blooming.