Do you like scents? If yes, then this is the flower for you! Tuberose has a fragrance that is rich, exotic and at the same time is not overpowering. Not only is the fragrance a delight to your senses, but its appearance is pleasant and gorgeous too. Tuberose has long, narrow, light green leaves, and the plant grows about 25-30 cm tall. The flowering stalk is about 75-100 cm in length land has 25-50 florets spike.
BENEFITS OF TUBEROSE
- Tuberose oil can relieve a person of stress and anxiety. It can calm down the agitated nerves by giving a soothing sensation.
- The oil extracted from tuberose can also help in reducing inflammations relating to respiratory and nervous system.
- This essential oil also stimulates and increases blood circulation throughout the body.
NAMES OF TUBEROSE
Common names: Tuberose
Indian names: Rajnigandha, Sugandraja
Botanical name: Polianthes tuberosa
CHARACTERISTICS OF TUBEROSE
Life-Cycle: Perennial/annual (depending on growing conditions)
Height: 2 to 3 feet
Width/Spread: 1 to 2 feet
Flowering Season: Year round
Varieties: Calcutta Single, Mexican Single, Phule Rajani, Prajwal, Rajat Rekha, Shringar, Khahikuchi Single, Hyderabad Single, Pune Single, Arka Nirantra, Calcutta Double, Hyderabad Double, Pearl Double, Swarna Rekha, Suvasini, Vaibhav.
Design Ideas: Containers or Hanging baskets
Sunlight: This requires full sun but can be grown indoors with bright light.
Water: As tuberose grows, provide roughly 1–1.5 in. (2.5–3.75 cm) of water once a week. Tuberose prefers this to more frequent watering in smaller amounts.
Sowing season: Tuberose bulbs are best planted in early spring , but this requires a warm climate with a growing season at least 4 months long
Sowing method: –
Care: Plant in soil that drains well and has a pH of 6.5-7.5
Pests: Thrips and aphids are usually disrupt the plant. Use general pesticides to fight them.
Harvest: – For loose flowers, individual flower is plucked regularly which are used for various purposes whereas for cut flower the spike is cut from the base so that longer spike is available.
Propagation: Bulbs are used for propagation.
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