Gardenia (Ananta, Gandhraj) is a plant of genus that are characterized by astonishing beautiful fragrant flowers. It is categorized under family Oleaceae and native to warm-temperate, subtropical and tropical regions of Eurasia, Australasia and Oceania. It has around 200 species and most of its vivid varieties are found in Southeast Asia. Its name comes from the Persian word ‘yasmin’ meaning gift from God. Below is the brief information about presented plant:
Gardenia (Ananta, Gandhraj)
Height : 6 to 10 inch
Potting Medium : Soil mix
Pot Type : 6 inch plastic pot
Not only, Jasmine blossoms make a fragrant attractive addition to the home or garden, they have various medicinal uses, Jasmine is an Ayurvedic medicinal plant which is used for the treatment of wounds, skin diseases, ulcers of the oral cavity, gingivitis, headache, erectile dysfunction and eye diseases etc. Jasmine oil has anti-depressant, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, aphrodisiac, and sedative properties and used in treatment of depression, nervous exhaustion, stress related conditions and in child birth.
Gardenia (Ananta, Gandhraj) Introduction
Jasmine is known for its immense fragrance & ornamentation applications. It is used as shrub, vine and hedge plant in landscapes. Jasmine is one of the the most popular flowers in India where it is commonly used for worship Lord Shiva and other deities. Jasmine flowers are symbolic, they symbolize different emotions of life in different cultures, some of these include love, romance, modesty, sensuality, amiability. In Hindu weddings, Jasmine flowers are often used as the bridal flower to symbolize a promise as a deep and everlasting love between the married couple. Additionally, Jasmine represents appreciation and good luck, when used in religious ceremonies jasmine represents purity. There is worship tradition associated with the Jasmine flowers in Hindu religion where:
Goddess Durga should be offered either 1 or 9 Jasmine flowers.
Lord Shiva should be offered 10 flowers of Rajnigandha.
Lord Ram should be offered 4 flowers of Jai.
Lord Hanuman should be offered 5 flowers of Chameli.
Gardenia (Ananta, Gandhraj) Care
Use good drainage potting mix and keep it moist.
This is a sun loving plant, keep it in full sun light.
Water it thoroughly every day in summer and moderately in winters.
Avoid over-watering as this may tend to turn leaves yellow and root-rot.
Pruning is required as blooming slows, it helps to keep the plant blooming.
Fertilize it with a low nitrogen NPK every month for better flowering.
It loves warmer conditions and thrives in temperature range 16 – 32 C.