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Cestrum – Night Blooming Jasmine

Fact
sheet

from David’s
Exotic Plants


Watering

Cestrum
should be watered thoroughly but then allowed to dry out almost completely
before re-watering.  

Note
– they don’t like to be over-watered
, and in the rest period
(winter) they should only be watered when the soil is almost dust dry.  
When growing begins in the Spring they should be given phostrogen
feed once a week, to encourage new growth.  


Over-wintering
in the UK

Cestrum
tend to drop their leaves in the winter months.   Simply ensure the tree has plenty of light, ventilation
and food, and do not over-water.

They
should be kept in a conservatory or greenhouse but not below 5°C. 


Summer
months

To
ensure the cestrum flowers throughout the year, ensure the plant is kept
compact.  This will help
encourage flowers rather than leaves to grow! Ensure the specimen has
plenty of sunlight and ventilation. Feed once a week with a phostrogen
feed to help encourage flowers.  


Potting

They
require loam-based compost with either grit or bark chippings to aid
drainage.  The optimum pH is
6.5.  Cestrum should be
re-potted once a year if/when the plant becomes pot-bound.  


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