How to Grow Night Jasmine (Parijat) from Cuttings & Seeds

Night jasmine flowers

How to Grow Night Jasmine (Parijat) from Cutting

Introduction

Night Jasmine or Night blooming Jasmine or Coral Jasmine, also known as Harshringar or Parijat is a large tree that typically grows easily when planted in the ground. However, it can also be successfully grown in pots or containers with proper care and maintenance.

The scientific name of Night blooming Jasmine is “Nyctanthes arbor-tristis”.

  • “Arbor-tristis” means “sad tree” in English. It is called a sad tree because the flowers bloom at night and fall before the first rays of the morning sun shine.
night blooming jasmine
night blooming jasmine

In this article, we will explore three methods of propagating Night Jasmine, ensuring that you can enjoy its blooms in your garden.

Note:

  • The optimal time for propagating the Night Jasmine plant is during the month of February, which falls within the spring season.

Propagation of Night Jasmine (Harshringar) Plant

night jasmine in new pot
night jasmine plant in big  pot

1. Propagation from Cuttings:

Night Jasmine can be easily propagated from cuttings. Follow below steps for successful propagation of Night Jasmine from cuttings.

(i) Select healthy plant:

  • Begin by selecting healthy stems from a mature plant.

(ii) Choosing the right cuttings:

  • These stems should be approximately six inches long and free from any signs of disease or damage.

(iii) Preparation

  • Once you have chosen your cuttings, remove any leaves from the lower half of the stem. This will prevent excess moisture loss and encourage root development.
  • Dip the cut end of the stem in rooting hormone to promote faster root growth.

(iv) Plant in well-drained Soil mix

soil mixture
soil mixture
  • Plant the prepared cuttings in a well-draining potting mix, ensuring that at least two nodes are buried beneath the soil.

(v) Watering:

  • Water the cuttings thoroughly and place them in a warm, bright location away from direct sunlight.

(vi) Care and maintenance:

  • To ensure successful propagation, keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged.
  • Monitor the cuttings for signs of root development, which typically occurs within four to six weeks.
  • Once roots have formed, transplant the cuttings into individual pots filled with a suitable potting mix.

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2. Propagation from Seeds:

Growing the Night Jasmine plant from seeds is another viable option. Follow below steps for successful propagation of Night Jasmine from seeds.

February is considered the best time for seed germination.

seed pots in night jasmine plant
seed pots in night jasmine plant

(i) Seed selection and preparation:

  • Another method of propagating Night Jasmine is from seeds.
  • Begin by harvesting mature seeds from the plant.
  • Allow the seeds to air dry for a few days before storing them in a cool, dry location.

seedling tray

(ii) Germination process

  • Sow the seeds in a seed tray filled with a well-draining potting mix.
  • Lightly cover the seeds with coco peat for faster result and water them gently.
  • Place the tray in a warm location with indirect sunlight.

(iii) Transplanting Seedlings:

true leaves
true leaves
  • Once the seedlings have developed several sets of true leaves, they can be transplanted into individual pots.
  • Ensure that each seedling has enough space to grow and continue to provide them with adequate water and sunlight.

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3. Purchase from Nursery

night jasmine in old pot
night jasmine in pot

Alternatively, Night Jasmine plants are available for purchase at nurseries.

The ideal time to acquire them from nurseries is from the end of March to April.

(i) Timing and Selection

  • For those who prefer a more convenient option, Night Jasmine (Parijat) plants are readily available for purchase at nurseries.

  • Visit your local nursery from the end of March to April, when they are likely to have a fresh supply of plants.

(ii) Inspection and Care

  • When selecting a plant from the nursery, choose specimens with healthy foliage and no signs of pest infestation or disease.
  • Upon bringing the plant home, transplant it into a larger pot filled with quality potting mix.
  • Provide the plant with regular watering and fertilization to support healthy growth.

Conclusion

Propagation of Night Jasmine offers enthusiasts the opportunity to expand their collection and enjoy the beauty of this exquisite plant. Whether you choose to propagate from cuttings, seeds, or opt for a nursery purchase, following these guidelines will ensure success in growing your own Night Jasmine plant.

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