Botanical Name: Nyctanthes arbor-tristis
Germination percentage: 80 to 85%
Viability: 1 Year
Harvesting time: March
Colour : White
Nyctanthes arbor-tristis, also known as the Night-flowering jasmine or Parijata (Parvati chi phula), is a species of Nyctanthes native to South Asia and Southeast Asia. Nyctanthes arbor-tristis is a shrub or a small tree growing to 10 m (33 ft) tall, with flaky grey bark. The flowers are fragrant, with a five- to eight-lobed white corolla with an orange-red centre; they are produced in clusters of two to seven together, with individual flowers opening at dusk and finishing at dawn.The tree is sometimes called the “tree of sorrow”, because the flowers lose their brightness during daytime.
- Soak the seeds in water for atleast 8 to 10 hours.
- Then place the seeds on bed made of soil.
- Sprinkle water frequently to keep the bed moist.
- Keep the pot on semi-shade area.
- It usually takes 7 to 10 days to germinate.