What is a Mogra (Arabian Jasmine) Plant? How To Grow a Mogra Plant?
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What Is a Mogra Plant?
As mentioned in the title, too, Mogra is known as Arabian Jasmine in English. It is also known as Samagupita and Jasminum Sambac. Mogra is a species of Jasmine native to the Indian subcontinent in Southeast Asia. It is a vine or small shrub that grows 1.6 to 9.8 ft in height. Amazingly attractive and soothingly fragrant flowers are the main reasons why Mogra plants are cultivated so much in many places. The Mogra flowers are also used to make perfumes and jasmine tea (believed to be introduced in China). The Sampaguita is what it is called in the Philippines and is the national flower of the nation. The Mogra plant has ovate leaves having specifications of 4 to 12.5 cm long and 2 to 7.5 cm wide. The strongly scented Mogra flowers have white corolla bloom throughout the year. These lovely flowers bloom to burst after sunset and close in the morning, which leads to them being called Moonflowers.
Benefits Of Mogra
- It contains natural antiseptic properties making it a wonderful disinfectant. Fungal infections can be prevented by spraying jasmine water on your skin.
- Mogra is also used to moisturize as it prevents skin from drying out. Growing Mogra is capitalized because it promotes glowing skin.
- Adding Mogra water to your body care routine helps you keep ageing skiing issues away and prevents the skin from developing fine lines.
- It has been found that Greeks and Egyptians have used the Jasmine plant for aromatherapy.
- The anti-lice properties of Mogra can treat scalp infections and also promote radiant and stronger hair.
- Mogra or Jasmine flowers help in reducing stress and depression by just being around you.
- Jasmine tea is preferred by many health experts to lose weight and is also suggested as Ayurvedic medicine to amplify antioxidants in the body and improve cardiovascular health.
If you want some combination petals in your abode, you can buy flowering plants to complement the Mogra plant that you will grow.
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How To Grow A Mogra Plant?
Choose A Species To Grow - Jasmine or Mogra plant has more than 200 species having different types of needs in terms of the environment to grow perfectly. Some species grow in vines, while some are shrubs. So, you need to pick species that suit your needs. You can get the stem cuttings of the Mogra plant from the nurseries, or you can buy the seeds online.
Find A Perfect Spot - Different varieties of Jasmine have different environmental needs, and hence you need to research the species you choose and find a perfect spot to grow Mogra accordingly. Partial to full sun is what most Mogra plants need. The spot also depends on the area it needs to grow. Growing Mogra in a pot allows you to change the spots according to the needs of the plant from time to time.
Prepare The Soil - Soil is where the plant will get its nutrition from, and so it is important to prepare the soil with much detailed perfection in order to grow a healthy mogra plant. Nutrient-rich and well-draining soil are what most jasmine varieties prefer. Do not forget to work in a 2-inch layer of compost in the soil.
Plant The Mogra - If you are going with stem cuttings, then make sure to plant it 2-3 inches deep in the soil while keeping it straight above and fix it properly by pressing the oil around the base. If you have chosen the seeds, then adding seed starter mix to the soil is preferred.
Providing Proper Care - Watering. Fertilizing. Pruning. Mulching.
Water Requirement For Mogra: One thing to keep in mind is that you should water Mogra from the bottom as the sun will burn the leaves if the droplets are left on them. Water the Mogra plant if the soil feels dry till 2 inches.
Fertilizer To Feed Mogra: Feed a water-soluble balanced fertilizer to the Jasmine plant once a month during the blooming season. Adding compost to the soil without hurting the roots also works best for the plant.
How To Prune Mogra: Keep removing dead leaves, flowers, and the part of stems throughout the growing season. You can pinch the dead parts off, or you can do it with hand pruners. Not pruning the Mogra plant before and during the blooming period. Cutting back the stems by one-third after blooming is preferred.
Mulching: You can use pine straw, manure, or any garden compost to layer upon and around the base to protect the Mogra plant from freezing completely during winters.
Pests To Keep You Mogra Plant Safe From
- Red spider mite
- Soft scales
Some Important Varieties of Mogra/Arabian Jasmine
- Single Moura
- Double Moura
- Rai Japanese
- Suji mallige
After you happen to grow a Mogra plant with perfection, you can enjoy the beautiful blooms to soothe your mind and soul. Even though the Mogra flowers open their petals at night, the white beauty still amplifies the area they are in. And before the Mogra plant serves you with blooms, the process of growing mogra will keep serving you with calmness and the development of consistency. The green leaves will provide your abode with fresh air to breathe.
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