Thursday, April 19, 2012

Simple Flowering Tips for Mogra Flower Plant

The mogra plant has got a growth spurt and is in full bloom with white fragrant flowers. These mogra flowers are very famous for making garlands, hair decorations and malas for Gods. The mogra plant is often one of the easiest and sturdy plants from among the fragrant flowers. We have three different varieties of mogra flower plants , the difference here is with the size and the number of petals on the flower. The fragrance is heavenly especially in the evenings as the flowers open after sun set and in the hot summers the plant is in its full beauty.
Mogra Flower Buds on Plant in Container
 One of our plants was very sick and was attacked by brown mites that would get attached to its roots and the plant would often go in dormant state. No change, it looked alive but with no change. The few leaves that the plant had were green but there was absolutely no change. So again my special formula worked, as earlier, even now I did the same.
Tips for Mogra Plant- I cut off few roots that had gone very deep and covered the whole pot, I trimmed the shoots, from edges. Some amount of feedings and the gift of fully laden mogra plant with fragrant white blooms!
The mogra plant grows best in area that receives full sunlight as in our case and the plant is at its best during summers. The size of the bloom is dependent upon each different variety of mogra plant. The petals are some times thin and is called the single petalled mogra flower. The other variety is the many petalled mogra flower which looks like a white rose flower. The leaves of all mogra plants look similar and are of dark green colour and only when you get the blooms can you differentiate between different mogra flowers.
Close up of Mogra Flower Buds on Mogra Plant

Fresh Mogra Flower Buds on Plant

Fragrant Mogra Flower on Plant

White Fragrant Mogra Flower on Plant

Fragrant Mogra Flowers on Plant
enjoying the summers with white fragrant mogra flowers, maybe bring some into the living room and display for fragrance. I am not very fond of hair decorations as I suffer from migraine, and my hair are best left loose and open, and all the fragrances are best for my terrace garden. The mogra plant looks very beautiful during the nights with white blooms covered on the green plant.
dried mogra plant care.

159 comments:

  1. what shd we do once the flower has bloomed and fallen off. the plant becomes slightly dry. So should I cut it?

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  2. Hi Sunayna,
    Yes the plant will definitely look a bit dried after the flowering session,you can do the dead heading after the flowers have completely dried.
    This will also encourage new growth, do avoid trimming the shoots during afternoons.

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  3. I got two plants from the nursery , they were really very good when I got them it was blooming 25-30 flowers ( as it was not a large plant). The shoots wereshowing up bunches like 4-5 flowers. After the bloom was over , I trimmed it for futher growth , but now the plant looks week , its new shoots ( from the end of previous leaves) are not growing beyond 2 - 3 inches and show up only 1 flower. Can you advice what is going wrong? Was it fed fertilizer in the nursery and so was blooming? How do i bring back life , lusture and flowers in my plant. Please advice

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  4. Hi Sam,
    Do check whether he plants have near their root brown aphids, these eat away the nutrition from the plants.
    Yes the nursery people may be giving an overdose of fertilizer to bring forced blooming.
    Sometimes the plant when giving profuse blooms needs some time rest and stays back by just maintaining the energy for survival.
    wait and watch.. if you find something unusual I would be glad to help.

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  5. Hi Rizwana
    I bought a plant and was blooming fine. But in a day it has completely wilted. Its growing in the shade. Any advice how to spring it back to life?

    Thanks
    AL

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  6. Hi AL,
    Have you recently bought the plant, if so then the nursery person may just have plucked a blooming branch and stuck it in the soil, till it takes root the plant will look weak, try to remove the plant and check for roots and repalnt it.
    There is also possibility of over watering leading to clogged soil.
    Usually when any of my plants wilt I immediately try to remove the plant and replant it in healthy well draining soil.
    Try to keep it under sunlight for at least some time of the day, mine recovered by keeping in full sunlight as it was sick by pests.
    Just try out , hope your plant recovers.

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  7. I recently bought a mogra from a nursery,placed it in west facing window.sunlight it gets is about 4-5 hours...im bit concerned about the scarce sunlight(rainy season not helping this at all),how should i manage this...how frequently should i water it?Pls advice,thnks in advance.

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  8. Hi drPratik,
    The west facing window must be receiving afternoon to evening sunlight, I think.
    If the plant looks healthy fine, if not then you need to care, nature often takes care of itself.
    During cloudy days and rainy season plants kept in windows require watering care. Watering must be done when the top soil layer of your container looks dry. Sometimes you can try to prick a small thin stick inside plant containers to check their watering needs for shade loving plants.
    well draining soil,
    The mogra plant needs feedings, if done well the plant will bloom well.

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  9. Hello ma'am,
    I recently purchased a mogra plant and as of now it looks healthy, however from my past experiences I have seen that once the flowers the mogra plant has at the beginning(after buying it from nursery) wither, not much flowers come to it maybe once or twice in a year and that to only one or two flowers, the plant looks healthy but does not bloom as much as it did when purchased. Can you suggest me what needs to be done to make it bloom again as it was when purchased?? My father tells me that mogra plants back in his childhood in his village used to bloom a lot so I am eager to know how to do so..... pls do reply thanks in advance

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  10. Hi Sanket, Thanks for stopping by.
    It happens often that once the plant has given blooms it take Some time off.
    Yes your father must have remembered the mogra plants which were planted in ground and this requires less care once it has rooted well.In olden days people used to add food remains, water after cleaning vegetables and cuttings and remains of fruits etc, this was the natural fertilizer which helped the plant to bloom.
    The trick to keep it blooming is to feed it regularly.
    Every six months add fertilizer if possible cowdung, or ready mixes available in the nursery and your plant will give you the gift of blooms!
    wish you luck for your mogra plant.

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  11. Hi Rizwana,
    My mogra plant used to flower profusely but this year, it produces lots of buds and looks healthy but many of the buds turn purple or brown and dry up and fall off.
    I tried to do a neem and soap treatment but didn't seem to help with the flowers. Some flowers do bloom and are heavenly but about half of the buds are withering away.

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  12. Hi Aneesa, Thanks for visiting my blog.
    I think your plant needs more water or more space. Still if not recovered usually when my plant does anything like this I replant it in a new container, maybe it has saturated the space or the soil has become infertile. Try adding some fertilizer to it and plough the soil.
    Hope this helps

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  13. nice blog...my wife is a hard core fan of mogra, chameli, and raat ki rani....bt this year her 3 year old plants are not blooming anymore, its full monsoon in hyderabad, perfect weather for mogra butno flowers, so finally afetr reading ur blog, my wife has changed the pots, soil, added compost, and has done pruning...now lets see if anything happens in next few weeks...and is there nething else my wife needs to do...

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    1. Hi Neel, so nice to hear that your wife loves fragrant flowers.
      and I am more happy that she has taken immediate action, many people just keep thinking and wondering and leave the plant at destiny.
      after replanting do not expect immediate flowering , give some time, as the trauma faced by the plant in shifting home.
      But mine did bloom after I had replanted and very good numbers, survival instinct, maybe as I had even trimmed some of its roots, poor plant got scared of my drastic measures!.
      All the Best.

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  14. Hi Rizwana,
    Around a month back I bought 2 mogra plants (different variety), each about 8-10" tall. Both are planted in mud pots of the same size. for about 15days when there was enough sunlight, i use to get good flower blooms. Since the rains have started/ and very low/no sunlight the growth has stunned. I can see a lot of fresh tiny buds but no blooming. After days when eventually if they do bloom, the petals are droopy with violetish/purpleish shades on them. There is absolutely no fragrance. I water them enough and it drains off quickly too.
    Please Help! Thanks :)

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  15. Hi SciEntiSt,
    Mogra plants sometimes take few months break after flowering and if not I usually trim them and give them forced break, so that they build up the energy to give healthy flowers.
    Since your plants are just one month old, the flowers after one session may be weak. give the plants some time.Purplish brown petals are a sign of weak rooting or over watering, (just an thought , try to move the stem slowly, if loose, here is your problem, if firm, leave the plants as rest period)after this phase the plant will produce healthy fresh leaves.
    try reducing watering.Only water when the surface soil of your pots looks dry.

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    1. Hi Rizwana,
      Thanks for your suggestions.
      I water the plants daily, irrespective of the dry surface. I shall stop watering firstly and observe any changes. Secondly, could you further give me some advice on maintaining my plants and what is the right way and time to trim them?

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    2. Hi SciEntiSt
      you may avoid trimmming in very hot season, and afternoons. Morning time is good.
      Trim the tips of weak flowering stems and thin stems coming out in different directions keeping the stronger stems only.
      when a plant becomes sick they need attention, give them some and be blessed with blooms!
      Hope this helps.

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  16. Hi SciEntiSt,
    i have brought the mogra plant from the nursery one month from now in the starting days it bloomed out well
    since the onsoon started i stop watering the plant frequently apparently afte few days the plant seems to look weak and all the leaves have fallen down the stem look weak too after a closer look i can see some white web substance covering the whole whole plant please do suggest something to bring back the plants life because none of my other plants are damaged till now waiting for your reply.....!

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    1. Syed Ayesha,
      Your mogra plant has fungus, spider web like substance that attacks flowering plants like mogra and roses. The leaves dry out and fall ,
      is your plant under direct rain?then it will take care of itself.
      In case your plant is in window take it to the bathroom, give your plant a thorough wash (with spraying water to remove the stubborn fungus) use mild soapy water.
      The roots will be intact and the plant will revive after few days or more.happened with my mogra also.
      Hope you bring your mogra plant back to health .
      best of luck.

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  17. Hello,
    I trimmed the plant post flowering season, however, the new leaves that are growing are quite small. I had left a few big leaves on and they are doing ok. But the small leaves shrivel, turn brown and die within a few days of sprouting. Any idea what the problem is?
    Thanks.

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    1. Hi Vivek,
      Maybe your mogra plant is facing too much sunlight as the fresh leaves are drying or you have trimmed the poor plant too much instead of just the tips!
      Any way if the plant is doing well from base hope after taking the rest period then the new plant will grow healthy in some time as the roots are healthy and intact.
      All the best!

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  18. hi rizwana ma'am... I had purchased a mogra plant 3 months before from a nursery.
    In starting 15-20 days after I bought, it bloomed & gave white fragrant flowers.
    But from past 2 months not even a single flower has bloomed nor i have seen any buds in this period.
    The growth of the plant has come to a halt, it is not bearing new leaves either... but the plant hasn't dried up...
    I hope the plant is al-right?
    Can you please suggest some remedy to bring back the flowers in my mogra plant

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    1. Hi Nikish,
      The mogra plant after flowering takes a time off, maybe your plant is in rest period. even my mogra plant remains quiet for few months , if your plant is green no prob.it will get its growth spurt at its time, at most keep feeding it regularly every few months with fertilizer and trim the tips.
      All the Best.

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  19. Hi Rizwana
    I bought the plants 3 months ago and they bloomed very well ,but they stopped bloom now although the plants looks very healthy ,its is growing and and new leaaves are coiming too,i live in canada and i have put the plant in front of my kitchen window now the fall has come and the heating is on in the house what care should i do ? or is it going to die

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    1. Hi , I guess the temperatures drops very low in Canada. Does the sunlight fall over your window sill in mornings at least?
      I do not know exactly how to guide you but with experience of growing plant indoors I can say that if the leaves are green the plant is healthy, then it will grow, no need to worry.
      As for central heating avoid placing your plant near the vent or the window where chilly breeze.The mogra plants are tough and survive harsh weather, and it does take few months off, mine was sleeping for three months and now got the growth spurt with fresh green leaves on tips.
      Place your plant near artificial light bulb or light fixture during winter months, not too close so that leaves burn, and not too far away so that it does not get the warmth. tried this for indoor flowering plants and it worked.
      All the Best, take care.

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  20. Hi
    Thanks for your reply ,there is lot of sunshine coming from the window during the day but its going to be cold ofcourse in the winter time ,I try to put it in the artificial light .

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    1. Sure do try, take care and have a Nice day!

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  21. Many thanks to your helpful tips on the Mogra plant. Does this grow well when using aeroponic systems too? Thanks

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  22. Thanks Hydroponics Kits Solutions, your products are worth trying.

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  23. Lovely blog. I intend to read all your posts soon.

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  24. Hi Rizwana ,

    I have brought 8 Mogra plants together and planted them in the building premises. They are currently max 8-10 inch tall with few small branches. Have no buds / flowers. What can I do to make them grow well and get good flowers. How many days it will take to flower?
    Regards

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  25. Tarkesh, it is very good that you have planted flowering fragrant mogra plants in your building garden.
    Usually when the growth is too much , lanky stems, trim the ends, to encourage blooms.As far as I know, our mogra plants usually flower once in six months.the mogra plant sets many tiny buds all over the plant.The shape of bush is best for good blooms.add fertiliser to the plants and expect blooms within few weeks, hope this helps.All the best!

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  26. Hi,
    I bought 2 Mogra plants in May. They're kept in the NE window n receive sunlight almost d whole day. They were flowering great till June. Then they started withering n became very dead-looking n all brown, but i still watered them twice a week. Then in September they started becoming green again n there were only 4-5 flowers in 2 months. In December they became very tall suddenly n are now twice of what they were when I bought them, almost 1 n a half foot tall. but no blooms. I've increased the amount of water i give them from 250ml in may to almost 1 liter now. I water them everyday in the morning. i'm very confused by the erratic behavior of my plants n this is my first hand at gardening so please help. Thanks.

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  27. Hi Khyati, thanks for coming by my blog.Wish you a Very happy new Year.

    Mogra plant flowers I think twice every year. in the remaining time the plant looks dead and with barren stick stems no change for weeks together.and then suddenly small tiny shoots of fresh green and then a full grown mogra plant after this will come tiny buds which will give plenty of blooms.this trend as I have observed over they years.
    It is nice that your mogra plant is green and showing full growth, the buds will appear after this period.
    You may if you wish add fertilizer for more flowers. as the energy of the plant is stabilised by growth it can prepare its own food by leaves and thus extra energy can be added by ready mixes for flowering.If it has grown tall and full expect good blooms after few weeks of adding fertiliser. Hope this helps.
    All the Best!

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    1. Khyati you may also trim the tips for encouraging blooms in mogra plant.

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    2. thanks a lot.. :) um what exactly do you mean by tips? my plant's only got leaves on the top end of the shoot

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    3. well Khyati then you will have to wait since you cannot trim the only leaves the poor plant has to make food!In case of profuse growth the tips are trimmed to encourage blooms, that is approximately inch or more near the end of stem.hope this helps.

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  28. Hi...I have just bought a mogra plant...and there is just one bud since past 1 week but it has not bloomed yet...I am a newbie in garden and dont know what to do or how to take care...pls share with me tips to for more flowers and plant growth.

    thanks
    T

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  29. T, we all are newbies, yes every time I plant I go through the same fears, whether they will bloom how much time the plant will take to bloom and whether it will survive!
    the single mogra bud thank God for it and keep regular watering, you may also trim the edges of stems to encourage blooms

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    1. Thanks Rizwana for the reply...does adding tea to plants works well. I have also bought a hibiscus and red marigold plant...would like to know from all whats the best care plan for them.

      Cheers,
      T

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  30. T each plant has different needs, observe them, they communicate.
    Hibiscus plant does well with ready mixes available from nursery and marigolds need well draining soil and sunlight, avoid over watering most marigolds die due to water clogging, and of course take care from rats! they love to gorge on these flowers!.

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  31. Thanks Rizwana...oh yeah the mogra did flower...it looks beautiful...I hope to see more buds.

    cheers,
    T

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  32. Hi, There is a mogra plant on my mom's window and has been planted since pat 3 years or may be more. We fertilize and trim it regularly and it gets the required amt of sunlight. but it has not bloomed even once. My mom's fed up of taking care and has decided to give it one last chance this coming season. Pl. advice

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  33. Smita I am afraid this may be a non flowering one, as I have noticed, some plants never flower at all, we had a rose climber that went wild but never flowered for more than 7 years and finally i parted with it.
    depends upon that individual genes,
    as for your plant, if you personally wish to take the risk as i do , some drastic measure may help, as they did for my mogra plant affected by brown root mites, , remove the plant, trim the roots, clean, a bit and then replant,
    also do try and see what happens without trimming let it grow, try feeding it with used tea leaves, and ready mixture from nursery and finally wait.Maybe the plant has not matured enough to bloom, or plain just bad luck with selection of plant.
    Hope you get to see the blooms soon.

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  34. Hi Rizwana!
    I felt that you're quite "perceptive" with plants, & I'm disturbing you for help!
    My problem is the same as Smita's, only, it is with my Mom's Juhi, Chameli, & 2 Mogras. She has kept them on her 3rd floor balcony, & they all get abundant sunlight. In fact, we have to shield the plants in summer, else they get burnt!
    Now, none of these flower at all! What might be wrong?
    (There's also a Malti climber, which flowers moderately, a Kamini bush, which flowers moderately too, & a Raat Rani, which flowers abundantly, touchwood!)
    Any guesses?
    You did suggest used tea leaves. Could you please tell what else could be good fertilizer (store-bought or home-made, either) for white fragrant flowers?
    Thanks for your time!

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    1. Hi de, I am a simple soul just trying , and your mom does have great collection of plants.I think you may try trimming the plants and observe. The mogra plants we have, have less leaves and more flowers, so plant needs energy for flowering and many leaves will eat up this energy.
      Adding ready mixes for flowering also does wonders, along with crushed egg shells and dried used tea leaves, as also if possible dry cowdung is still the best, if your mom can tolerate it! fertilize plants twice a year for good blooms.
      Sometimes the genes of each plant are different , maybe not a flowering one.
      Finally do the trick, when my plants don't flower I talk about removing them and many have bloomed when I have put them together in single pot, and bought new ones.
      All the Best!

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    2. *Thanks a lot for your suggestions!* I'll definitely give these a try. & maybe your last trick too! ;D

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    3. yes sure, hoping for the best!, dedestined

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  35. hello Rizwana...its a great blog i must tell you..your answers were very helpful..i have a little different problem though..i recently bought a Mogra plant from a nursery.. planted in a big terracotta container and kept it in my window facing east..since 4-5 days i have noticed some spots are developing on the leaves..they are translucent at the beginning and converting into small holes after a while..would you please tell me what to do? people from the nursery told me to add fertilizers into the soil..but i am reluctant to use those chemicals..are there any organic ones??

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    1. Hi priyanka, thanks for the comment. hope it helped..
      I think your plant may need to get adjusted to the new environment.Try to Give it some time and see.
      Are these water burns, maybe if you add water during hot afternoons the leaves get burnt and become white translucent.Avoid watering afternoons, late afternoons during summer.Too little watering or less sunlight can also show leaves whitening, as is the case happens for indoor plants.
      Another check for bugs, red flying beetle, eating leaves and making holes. Butterflies caterpillars enjoy feasting on mogra plant leaves.
      I personally don't feel the need to add fertilizer to new plants as they already are facing the trauma of adjusting to new container and environment, let it be for some time and then when the plant is showing new growth you may feed it for getting blooms.
      Al the Best hope you heal your plant back to health.

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  36. where can I buy a Mogra Plant in Melbourne, VIJAY

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  37. VijayKumar, thanks for coming by my blog, as for mogra plant you will have to inquire to your nearest nursery or maybe shop from online plant selling sites.
    All the Best hope you get a good mogra plant soon!

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  38. irecently brought mogra from the nursery and palnted in the pot it is outside and receives lots of sunlight my concern is when in winter i gt it inside i do not get a lot of sunlight in the house i have big windows and get light but not direct sunlight any tips? also the leaves are roung shaped so what kind of mogra is this ?

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  39. Anonymous thanks for coming by my blog on garden care simplified, leaves are round , I am afraid am not very knowledgeable about many as we have three different types of mogra flower plants.
    In extreme winters I have seen artificial lights help, like keeping your plant near lighted bulbs, yellow ones emit light more similar to sunlight, so the plant can produce food.Not very close otherwise leaves burn.
    Hope it helped

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  40. hello, my mogra flowers are attacked by some pests,on the other side of the leave I can see some minor insects, leaves lose color,become whitish, change shape. I tried spraying neem oil, but still it continuos? how to get rid of these pests and what is the reason that mogra flowers got attacked by them?

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  41. Hi Anonymous mogra plant is attacked by pests usually when the mogra plant is grown in shaded areas or partially shaded areas.
    Our plant also was the same but now touchwood, it has grown into a healthy one, I have put it in direct strong sunlight and it seems quote happy giving out abundant blooms!
    Most of the times giving the plant a heavy bath shower, thorough watering, spraying, does the trick, try it, hope it helps. All the Best
    Rizwana.

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  42. i have bought a mogra plant, just wanted to find out whether it can planted in a flower bed , instead of keeping it in a pot? what happens to the plant in winter, if i plant it outside ? how do i take care of it then?
    pls sdv.

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    1. hi Anonymous , so very sorry , missed your comment query, thanks for coming by Garden Care Simplified.
      It is great to plant the mogra in soil as the plant will get good space to spread and grow.
      As for winter plant the mogra in early spring so that it gets sufficient time to grow healthy and strong before winter arrives.
      mine has grown into a big plant with many shoots and of course many big size flowers, as I have shifted it to a bigger container.
      All the Best!

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  43. Rajendra TrivediJuly 1, 2013 at 10:23 PM

    Hi,
    How to trim the mogra plant post flowering season ?

    -Rajendra

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    1. Hi Rajendra,
      post flowering let the blooms dry off and fall of the plant , then you may trim the stems about two to three inches from the flowered tip, or consider the weak growing long thin stems and nip them for healthy thicker strong stems.
      Hope this helps.
      All the Best!

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  44. Hi!! Your blog is really informative and useful to other people interested in gardening. Thanks for nice share. I have good space available at least 60X20 sq feet. May I know what good growing flower plants are available to grow in flower pots. I can put at least 20 flower pots each side i.e. 60 X 10 square feet. Please advice. I am residing in Jodhpur, so you know the climate :) but we have no water scarcity. Please advice what flower plants are best. Thanks, Ravi

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  45. Hi Anonymous, thanks for the lovely comment and coming by Garden Care Simplified.
    It is wonderful that you have space and wish to have potted plants, the climate in Jodhpur is dry and hot I think,
    most of the flowering plants grow well with indirect heat, but maybe you will need to water twice.
    Mogra, Roses, lillies of different colors(bulb, rhizome growing flowering plants) would be great to begin with as they require less care.
    and of course you may also have some ferns and foliage (fancy shaped leaves) plants in hanging baskets to make the look complete as a garden.
    There is so much excitement in beginning a new garden,( mine is over flowing with greenery and flowers, need space!) All the Best! keep me posted would love to hear from you.

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  46. WOW!! It was really fast!! I have mogra, roses and chameli already. I would like to know about more flower plants I can plant in my garden both in pots and in direct land. Please name them. Thanks.

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  47. Anonymous, how about orchids i luv them and there are so many varieties.
    Adeniums are really great
    http://gardening-simplified.blogspot.in/2013/03/step-by-step-how-to-grow-bonsai-plants.html
    http://gardening-simplified.blogspot.in/2012/01/welcoming-2012-with-plant-of-prosperity.html
    http://gardening-simplified.blogspot.in/2011/10/view-from-terrace-garden-before-sunrise.html
    Passion Flower a beautiful climber.
    http://gardening-simplified.blogspot.in/2012/04/flowering-of-beautiful-passion-flower.html

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  48. Hi Rizwana.... I have planted Kashmiri Rose, Raat Rani, Ajmain, Mogra, and a few more plants on my terrace... I wanted to know how to take care of them during monsson. As its in open and with Torrential Rains in Mumbai lately, I am worried that they will die.

    Please let me know how you take care of them in Monsoon...

    Thank you.
    Bhavin...

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  49. Bhavin so nice to hear about the lovely plants you have, no I do not take any special care of all these plants as they are in containers and the water flows away.
    In case the soil gets soggy then the problem arises and we have to keep draining the extra water collected in pot.
    Usually petunias, and vinca rose plants cannot tolerate more water and small rose plants also on constant wetness may attack fungus growth.
    Roses if well set, infact are flowering more now!just that the flowers droop with rain.
    In case of very heavy rains and winds try to collect plants in one group, the larger ones above and smaller with a partial shade of big plants and they do well.
    Of course if you can manage a awning, shade, well and good.
    My plants are so many they just cannot find any space anywhere Than the terrace, I have just left them wild to enjoy the rains!
    Hope this helps.
    All the Best and take care!

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    1. Thank you so Much...

      Will keep these tips in mind...

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  50. Hi Rizwana,

    Our Mogram bloomed around a month back.
    Recently I noticed some white insects getting stuck to it's leaves and shoots.

    I have done 2 rounds of spraying detergent+baking soda in water. But looks like it is not helping.

    Any suggestions ? It is pretty moist these days out here and not sure if that encouraged the white-insect to attach to the plant.

    regards,
    Vikas S.

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    1. so sorry to hear about your mogra plant, mogra plant needs strong sunlight, try to place it if possible for some time daily under the sun.
      Usually i have seen these help only in the beginning as with hibiscus I no longer could save the many many colorful flowering plants from white insects even after thorough washes.
      Mogra is a tough plant, try physically removing the insects with stick as much as possible , scrape the stem with a less sharp knife, trim few stems, to encourage new growth, and strong sunlight, this is what i did.
      Hope this helps,
      All the Best!

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    2. I cut down quiet a few stems and then treated the infected branches with a spray of baking soda + soap detergent. This seems to have worked for now.

      Growth has picked up and new stems have come up.

      Interestingly one particular stem has grown upto 10ft. like a climber.

      Is it better to trim this off ?
      OR
      just wait it out and let the plant grow healthier and bigger.

      Regards,
      Vikas S.

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    3. Vikas this is such great news, always this gives me immense happiness when a sick plant recovers. like one life saved!
      Please I would suggest let it grow, let the plant become healthy, as here the first priority is to save the plant,
      All the best!

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  51. Hi
    I had purchsed my mogra flower last year and it gave me only one flower in the start ...the year has.passes and it hasnt blossomed ever since ...the plant has grown tall but no signs of budding....some leaves have brown spots on them.....please help

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    1. Hello anonymous thanks for coming here on Garden Care Simplified.
      Even my mogra plant had taken a few years to bloom in beginning,I had begun to doubt the authenticity whether this was a mogra plant or not!, but after trimming regularly the stems from top the plant will grow healthy.
      Also it is advisable to add fertilizer at least once in every six months.
      Since your plant had at least one flower you know it is a flowering plant, only a matter of time and feeding, All the Best!

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  52. Hi.
    I had bought mogra plant from nursery about 3 months back, at first there wer 2-3 flower buds which were growing. But in recent times no bud has been grown, and the leaves have not dried at all. I dug the soil from the pot to notice that the roots have grown up till the top of the soil...Can u suggest something to improve..

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    1. Parag thanks for coming here on Garden Care Simplified.
      this usually happens when the roots grow very fast and take over the pot, needs transplanting or trimming a few roots and then replanting in the same pot.
      I have done this many times since mine did not flower for at least two years years.
      Trimming the stems, as lanky weak stems hardly produce flowers.
      feed the plant with ready mixes.
      Mogra will give plenty of blooms once in every six months in healthy plant.
      Hope this helps.
      All the Best!

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  53. Please let me have the botanical name for the Indian Mogra as i want to grow one in South Africa.
    Thanks

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  54. Hi Anonymous thanks for coming by Garden Care Simplified.
    The Indian mogra a beautiful plant.
    I think the botanical name is Jasminum sambac
    common name Arabian Jasmine, you can visit local plant nurseries in your place, South Africa and see what this Jasmine plant, white fragrant flowering plant, is called there. hope this helps, and you get this beautiful plnnt soon, All the Best!

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  57. Hi Rizwana. I intended to buy a mogra plant and needed some tips. Luckily stumled upon your site. Can you tell me something I should be careful about while choosing the plant, which variety is best etc.? Will it grow well in harsh climate of Delhi? Thanks in anticipation. Also I find your blog fantastic.
    Narendra

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  58. Narendra thanks for the lovely comment and coming by Garden Care Simplified.
    Delhi climate is sure very extremes with too hot and too cold!
    In extreme hot climates water any plant twice during summers it will be fine.
    Mogra plant fragrant white flowers, so many varieties, we have three types of mogra flowering plant at present.
    The most hardy is the one in picture here gives plenty of blooms and very less care.
    Other one with five petals flowers, and the madanbaan mogra like rose flower.
    While buying mogra plant always buy one that has at least one flower on the plant, because this sit he only assured tip to buy original plant.
    Look out for insect eaten leaves, droopy leaves, very small leaves, yellow leaves, falling stem of the plant, all these are not good signs.
    Healthy mogra plant is firm, and bushes look bright dark green shiny leaves., and has at least few buds along with few open flowers.
    The fragrance is the best check.original flowers will have fragrance even after few days on the plant.
    Hope you get a good mogra plant soon Narendra.
    All the Best!

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  59. Hi Rizwana, It's been a real pleasure to read through your various comments and suggestions. After reading through the plethora of your replies I feel as if I know you like a friend. Lol. ;-x>

    You have an empathetic, optimistic and very helpful attitude. I merely want to thank you for your blog. I live in Cleveland, OH, USA and I bought a variety of Mogra, jasmine about 3 months ago. It had about 50 blooms, and they all flowered, alas, too early and now the plant has gone dormant. I now know, from your earlier posts, that it is now in a dormant phase, and I should keep watering it until the onset of summer. I have in a pot indoors, the outside temp is below 0 degrees C, and the inside is about 66oF (19oC). The inside humidity is 22% - not too good. Let's hope the plant survives the winter.

    Meanwhile, please let me reiterate your good wishes and your good feelings that you pepper throughout your blog. God bless.

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  60. Hello Vidhwan827, thank you so much for your lovely kind words, yes its great to have you on Garden Care Simplified.
    I am so sad about your plant , I am sure it will spring back soon , this is one of the facts of life, it will definitely show off with some green shoots soon as it adapts to the cool temperatures indoors., all we can do is wait and watch!
    All the Best!
    Thanks again, do let me know how it progresses!

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  61. Hi Rizwana, Great to read your informative posts and one can see how you love these plants. I've wanted to have a good mogra and jai flower plant at home..is it better to get seeds or a plant? And is there a good nursery in Thane or Mumbai where I can get them? I'd greatly appreciate your advice. Thanks!
    -Raj

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  62. Raj, welcome to garden care simplified. Thank you for the lovely comment.Two of my favourite plants, mogra and jai creeper
    Yes The big plant nursery at majiwada circle Thane has great plants and variety. Then you may also find small plant nurseries around Thane ,ready grown plants working for me better than sowing seeds, the wait is too long! Buy ready plants that have flowers on them and small buds also.and check out for any insect eaten leaves or droopy leaves,sign of sick plants.
    Have a Great New Year Ahead, Happy gardening!.

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    1. Thanks Rizwana, A Happy New year to you too! I had previously bought a mogra from the majiwada nursery, and also an 'anant' flower plant. The anant never grew even a millimetre, it finally died even though i got a fertiliser from the same guy for it. and the mogra is growing in a very strange way..growing long and tall, even the leaf sizes are funny for their positions. So i wanted to buy new ones in cos this one didnt look like it will survive.
      Last week I got a rose plant (cross cut at node) from a larger parent plant and planted it. all it's leaves have fallen I guess that's a natural start..just hoping it takes root..Lots of doubts for one post I know! I just know you'll answer kindly as always :)

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    2. Hello Anonymous, its so sad that you were not lucky to get a good plant, it has happened with me many times and now that they recognize me they sell only good quality plants as I have bought quite many over the years from them.
      1) Anant plant , rare, does not flower soon, requires everyday partial sunlight, did you buy a plant with flowers and buds? choose one that looks healthy, has plenty of buds and smell the flowers, only then buy.
      2) As for roses, the most difficult to grow, leaves are dropping dew to winter onset,and yes every new plant sheds some leaves in the beginning and then look out for fresh light green leaves from tips and barren stems.
      In roses also if you buy the big sized rose plants they hardly give blooms soon even after fertilization, choose a climber creeper or rose bush with tiny button sized roses, these i love, they are all year full of blooms!
      3) Mogra plants are another one where you just might get lucky to get a good plant.Yes i have parted with so many , and also many lost without any flowers after the first time, but the one strongest and another madanbaan mogra, creepers of jasmine, just got lucky!
      Get back to the nursery fellows and when you buy next time mention about the loss maybe they will give you a great healthy one this time!
      Another tip, buy a group of two three mogra plants at a time and plant in one pot.
      Hope this helps.
      All the Best!

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  63. Hi Rizwana, I have 3-4 mogra plants. During last 2013 winter season it gave me many flowers as they were fresh from the nursery may be due to some fertilizers. But since then in 2014 winter there is not a single flower coming. Do the flowers come in rainy season or is that they need some fertilizers. The plants are good in condition. Plz suggest some tips so that the flowers do come as in the previous season daily 8-10 flowers were coming from each plant on average.

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  64. Hello Rushabh yes mogra plants give lovely fragrant flowers, flowers come in any season according to the plant age and individual variety.
    You will have to trim the edges of stems and add fertilizer, the mogra plant will give flowers continuously even for a year but then may go into rest mode.
    After feeding the plant will give flowers within a few days., and summers and rains the plant grows best.
    personal experience my mogra plants give healthy blooms once a year.
    Hope this helps.
    All the Best!

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  65. hi.. i had brought mogra plant last year...it gave good blooms till september n occasional blooms in oct..in the next three months it stopped bearing flowers n just grew too long. We pruned it at the end of feb n feeded cow dung manure, i am watering it everyday..but its again just growing too tall but not giving any flowers..it gets 3 to 5 hrs of sunlight daily.. what can i do to propogate flowers?

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    1. Divya sorry to have skipped your query, the mogra plant newly planted may have given good blooms and will take a period of rest maybe six months or even a year and then begin, now that you have added cowdung it will pick up soon, try trimming some edges.
      Thank you for coming by Garden Care Simplified Divya.
      Take Care and All the Best!
      www.razarts.com

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  66. Hello Ma'am,

    I have a mogra plant that I got last year which bloomed twice then. But this year it did not bloom at all. The plant is now more than two feet long. I even trimmed it , but its still not blooming. Can u please suggest what should I do ?

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    1. Check out the roots of the mogra plant Dolly, it is prone to be attacked by red aphids, small round balls like insects attached to roots, at least our plant did not bloom for long time because of these , then I had to uproot the plant trim some roots, clean them, and then since then there is no looking back!touch wood we have a fully loaded one!
      All the Best!
      www.razarts.com

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  67. I have a mogra plant and it's very healthy. It has a tiny bud like growth but it does not bloom. Is it bat mogra? What's the difference between bat mogra and mogra?

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    1. Hello anonymous welcome to Garden Care Simplified.
      Mogra plants flowers are available in different varieties that is the shape of flower, that has five petal , thicker flower like roses, , some plants have very tiny bud like flowers that have many layers within, I am not so sure about name bat mogra, but we have three different varieties of jasmine, mogra flowers, I think the tiny buds like flowers that do not open wide, maybe the bat mogra, will try to find out more.
      they look like tiny buttons but the flower has great fragrance, similar to tiny roses, usually used in gajras.
      If your plant is healthy and the blooms are fragrant then you must enjoy the blooms! only when the buds appear brownish, buds fall off, or show any signs of sickness must we look out for,
      Hope this helps, Take Care and all the Best from Rizwana! www.razarts.com

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  68. i have just brought mogra plant .it already has four buds in it.after that 4 buds bloom will buds will buds easily come on it or does it need manure

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  69. Hello Yashvita, welcome to gardening-simplified.
    Since you have just bought the mogra plant, nurseries already have given a shot of fertilizer to the plant, allow it to bloom and only think about adding any feedings after six months or more, once the plant has established itself in your environment.
    If you add any now the existing buds also will fall off and the plant may go in trauma.
    Hope this helps, Take Care and God Bless from Rizwana! www.razarts.com

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  70. Dear Rizwana: I planted a yellow ixora in my window garden four months ago. At the time, the planmt was blooming profusely for first two months and was vigorously putting forth new foliage. The original leaves are dark-green but the new shoots are light green in color. is this peculiar to yellow ixora?

    Also, the plant has stopped flowering over the month. The edges of the leaves are turning brownish, some look burnt. Also, I see bugs crawling on the ixora plant. I'm worried. Would value your advice. Thank you.

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  71. Hello Anonymous welcoem to Garden Care Simplified.
    Yellow Ixora are unique colored flowers, we have the red and peach colored ones., must be looking great in bunches.The most strongest ones are of peach colored that grow and flower whole year round.
    Other color ones are some what weak and we have lost many of other varieties.

    Yes after flowering Ixora plant takes a few months resting time usually.
    The dark green leaves are older ones and fresh leaves are of lime green color.
    The plant may spring back in action with some trimming and some feeding. Our Ixora plant had been quiet for few years and then it has grown in such a beautiful one after trimming every few months.
    There are these leaf eater bugs that make holes in the plant and eat edges thus making the plant weak. Give the plant thorough wash spray, frequently to remove bugs, change place,need more sunlight to flower.
    Hope this helps, Take Care!
    www.razarts.com

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  72. I have a pink Chinese jasmine that flowered profusely when it was purchased in March for about a month and subsequent to pruning in April, we noticed that the flowering had become less dense. Then, one day in May, I noticed a fungal infection on one of the branches and trimmed it. Soon, the plant put forward a few shoots that were all-sickly. The plant put forward only four flowers, for the second time. We used to spray at regular intervals neem oil -based pesticide diluted in plant shampoo but the fungus seems to have got out of control and has spread across the branches. Even the roots are affected. Should we destroy the Chinese jasmine so that the neighbouring plants are not affected? Thank you.

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  73. Hello Anonymous, really sad your plant is sick. it is sick hence the weak growth and poor blooming.
    I usually never use sprays and pesticides, they kill the pests as (check out this link on my Slide Share, http://www.slideshare.net/razarts/how-to-remove-pests-from-plants-without-using-pesticides) well as plants, and give my plants a thorough wash with strong spray of water and remove the pests physically with a stick or gloved hands.
    Jasmine climbers are attacked by fungus due to poor air circulation, and clogged soil.
    1) you have already trimmed the plant.
    2) Check out if the roots are infected, remove the plant and transplant it into another one.
    3) Change the place, very important that the plant gets strong sunlight for at least few hours.
    4) the proportion of pesticides sprayed might have been strong and the plant is not taking it well, give more water for few days , wash out the soil of any remains. maybe the plant will recover.
    then.
    5) As for destroying the plant, try till the last breath! since it is still blooming, some of my plants have from little bits come up as stronger healthy ones later on, change of place and a little love may work wonders!
    Yes do protect the other plants, from having contact with the fungus, by moving some if required.
    Hope this helps to save your precious one, All the Best from Rizwana!
    www.razarts.com

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  74. Hi Rizwana,

    I have three kinds of Jasmine plants growing in pots:
    1. Belle of India: Its blooming well and growth is also good.
    2. Grand Duke of Tuscany: It is growing very slow, very few shoots, only 1-2 flowers after about 3-4 months, some leaves have black spots on them.
    3. Arabian Jasmine: Growing slow but blooming about 4-5 clusters of flowers.

    My questions are:
    1. How can I promote growth of Grand duke of Tuscany
    2. Can I plant all of them in a large pot together will it result in better growth and bloom for all the plants
    3. Any tips to make the plants flower more and more fragrant.

    Thanks

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  75. Hello TJ, welcome to Garden Care Simplified.
    1) The Grand Duke of Tuscany can benefit from trimming tips and adding some fertilizer once in every six months. The plant needs full sunlight for most parts of the day to give out healthy blooms, do check out if the plant is infected, trim the black spotted leaves and give thorough wash to your plant.
    2) yes they can be grown in large container together , I have done this, but usually the growing style is different one loves to grow bushy and the other goes trailing with long stems.
    No this does not have effect on blooms they are dependent upon each plant and their own age and fertilizers.
    3) For more flowers, large sized blooms and more fragrant blooms- as above 1, trim lanky shoots and make the stems healthy and strong , they give out great blooms.
    Now the plant needs strong sunlight to grow healthy but the blooms lose some fragrance in hot sun, so a partial shade and some hours sunlit spot works wonders.
    I have had luck with adding used tea leaves, cleaned and washed properly. Cow dung also is great as also ready mixes available in plant nurseries.
    The best tip is to see that the plant is not attacked by pests , roots are prone to red bugs, otherwise the plant blooms just fine.
    Hope this helps, All the Best TJ from Rizwana!
    www.razarts.com



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  76. Thanks a ton for tips Rizwana will do, I hope they get better with time.

    My best to you,
    TJ

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  77. Hi Rizwana:

    I noted that planting ixora odorata attracts sunbirds. The plant needs light pruning and moderately well-drained soil and full-sun. Although it may be prone to fungal attacks in May, spraying neem oil, diluted in water and insecticidal shampoo effectively arrests disease.

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  78. Hello Anonymous, than you for sharing this wonderful info here on Garden Care Simplified.
    Ixora is a beautiful flowering bush that has flowers in bunches, all year round and I love the many colors they are available in.
    We get so many different birds on our garden, I have not faced any problems with pest till date, maybe because our plants are under full sunlight.
    Take care and Have a Great Day from Rizwana!
    www.razarts.com

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  79. Hi Rizwana:

    I have potted "Aboli," i.e. firecracker plants with orange inflorescence a month ago. The adult plants seem to be blooming fine but the lower leaves have turned purplish. Do leaves turn purplish due to a phosphorous deficiency? Thank you, Rizwana.

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    1. Hello Anonymous this is a beautiful color flowering plant, Aboli, I am not sure about deficiencies, I only go with observation and think what might have been going wrong, but have seen that when there is too much sunlight, too much fertiliser, or the plant begins to grow very fast the lower leaves tend to turn purplish and fall off.
      Usually I remove the dried leaves and trim off a bit of the tip of the stem to make it spread side ways.
      Hope this helps, All the Best from Rizwana!
      www.razarts.com

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  80. Hi Rizwana: I am staying on the eighth floor and have a mogra plant in my window garden that receives at least six hours of direct sunlight in summer. For six months, the plant put forth at least 105 buds but since the end of August, flowering has slowed considerably and the leaves have turned yellow. I am worried!

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    1. Hello Anonymous so sad to hear, usually mogra plants take periods of rest after great blooms, maybe even year or more.
      But still do check out for any pest or disease signs, 1) roots are attacked by red mites that stick to stem, have to be removed manually by stick.
      2) The plant might have over grown the pot size, that is full of roots so will need a bigger home or you may remove the plant and trim a bit of roots and repot.
      3) Look at the leaves, if they have been eaten, then the plant shows signs of fear and sickness.
      4) Then there may also be that the plant is not getting enough water. Usually after a few months the soil gets too tight and has a layer of fungus moss and thus stops water from reaching the roots.
      5) Finally , I don't have scientific base for this but when some stranger plucks flowers the plant goes into shock .
      Hope your plant soon springs up, lots of love to your plant, , keep sharing
      All the Best from Rizwana!
      www.razarts.com

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  81. Hi Rizwana: The flowers of my orange ixora javanica have fallen off and a new bud is erupting. But, growth of the plant is slow. Since I purchased it in July, many of the old leaves look brownish and the plant has but forth only one new leaf in the last month or so. I tried pruning the already flowered branches to promote vigorous growth but to no avail. Since I purchased the plant in June, it has not put forward new shoots. I am trying to resuscitate the plant.

    Thank you for your suggestions.

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    1. Hello Dr Neelakantan, The different color Ixora flower plants need a bit more care than the peach colored one that is strongest among the breed,that is why we very often see peach and red Ixora's everywhere.
      Don't prune it more as the plant already is sick. If you have a cut stem, slit of the edges of the base of cutting and plant it in other pot, just to save the exotic one and maybe get a new one.
      Meanwhile most of my sick plant who are bored get a quick energy by changing places. Change position of the plant and see if it springs back, a more sunnier spot.
      Do check out for pests and insect attacks.
      My personal experiences with growing Ixora in white, orange and red have been really poor with different colored ones,found the peach colored strongest and with loads of blooms!
      Hope your plant take a growth spurt, and springs back, All the Best from Rizwana!
      www.razarts.com

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  82. How reliable is Bageecha Organic mix available in local nurseries consisting of the following ingredients: tobacco powder, neem powder, groundnut oil cake powder, powdered castor oil cake, and humus for promoting growth of mogras and other flowering plants? Thanks.

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  83. Hello Anonymous Bageecha organic Mix is a good one as have tried this few times. For Mogra and roses.
    Many nurseries sell this as fertilsier for all types of flowering plants especially roses, and also to protect from pests and diseases.
    Thank you for sharing the mixture , ingredients, I didn't know they also had tobacco in this mixture!
    But usually I love to treat my plants with different goodies as a mix of cowdung, ready fertilizers, natural left overs etc and lots of love!
    All the Best from Rizwana!
    www.razarts.com

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  84. Hi Rizwana:

    Thank you for your suggestion with respect to the orange ixora. I did change the plant position. I have kept the plant in a west-facing window and have stirred the potting mixture and removed a bit of soil and pruned a branch with one leaf that had spores. The plant seems to be doing well and has put forth two red-colored shoots. Additionally, the flowering buds that were put forth in September seem to be growing fine.

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    1. touch wood, great to hear that it is sprouting new leaves, All the best to your Ixora, Dr. Vivek!

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  85. Hi Rizwana:

    Would very much value your experience with respect to protecting ixora plants in winter when direct sunshine reduces. Thank you.

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    1. Hello Dr. Vivek, during winters the leaves start falling off and the Ixora plant sometimes also shrivels with cold winds.
      Try to keep the pot in sunlight at least morning or afternoons.
      Try to avoid trimming in winter and never water during late evenings and nights, as the plant will catch fungus and shrivel due to wet soil during cold nights.
      Spiders also are attracted to this plant during winter and they may cover the whole plant during winters, where the plant cannot breathe and starts to die.
      Hope this helps. All the Best!
      www.razarts.com

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  86. Dear Rizwana:

    Thank you for the suggestions regarding sunlight requirements and watering my ixoras during winter. I was wondering whether one needs to refrain from pruning dried flower heads as well? Sometimes dried flower heads attract spiders and insects.

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  87. Yes Dr Vivek, If they attract spiders you can trim them, I mean not to go trimming much as then the plant becomes weak and strong chilly winds and cold watering lead to leaf drop.
    Hope this helps!
    Have a Great Day from Rizwana!
    www.razarts.com

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  88. Hi Rizwana:

    I had purchased a mogra sapling from the nursery some six months ago. The sapling bloomed profusely till Aug, slowed blooming in September. The branches were heavily pruned and I had treated it with an acid-based fertiliser. Soon after, no doubt the plant put forward some 23 flowers-nothing compared to the 100 flowers put forward by the plant in July when blooming was at its zenith. Also, the new branches have become unwieldy and the plant seems to have assumed a creeper-like form. The leaves have begun taking on a yellowish cast and I see black soot on the leaves. I tried flushing out the black soot with neem oil diluted in plant shampoo and water but to no avail. The black soot seems to be making a comeback. Is trimming the infected branch a good panacea? Thank you.

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    1. Hello Anonymous, really sorry to have skipped your query. The death of my Blue love bird and then now the baby finch bird due to 'Nilofer strom" winds....Welcome to Garden Care Simplified.
      Mogra plants are prone to get attacked by fungus and pests. Try to change place of your plant and especially so that it gets full sunlight.
      Trim the dried portions and leave only few stems with leaves that are healthy.
      Hope this helps, God Bless from Rizwana!
      www.razarts.com

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  89. Dear Rizwana and readers of the blog:

    I would like to share my experience with an exotic flowering plant suited to Indian conditions and which has cultural associations with indigenous communities in Mexico and Central America: Salvia Coccinea. Salvia comes in several varieties: blood red, pink, violet, purple, yellow, and white. The flowers are tubular and attract sunbirds and butterflies. The plant needs well-drained mildly acidic soil and direct sunlight to bloom profusely. Flowers are long-lasting. As the plant rarely exceeds two feet, it is an ideal plant for the apartment garden. One of the plus points of salvia is that it is a low maintenance plant in contrast to rose or ananta as it needs only about 100 ml of water per day. The good news is that salvia coccinea is available at local nurseries in Thane.

    Salvia divinorum, another plant that shares the same genus as salvia is utilised by the Mazatec people of Mexico to facilitate shamanic visions in the context of healing. In smaller quantities, salvia divinorum leaves are used to treat ailments including headaches, and dysentery.

    But, in any case, cultivation of salvia divinorum is banned in Australia as its use is abused. I would not personally recommend the cultivation of salvia divinorum as an indoor plant.




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  90. Thank you very much Anonymous for sharing this wonderful information for readers of garden care Simplified. Do share some picture of this plant so that all can benefit.from this exotic plant information. All the Best from Rizwana! www.razarts.com

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  91. Hi Rizwana:

    I highly recommend cocopeat as a planting medium for ixoras, money plants, and indoor palms. Rich in minerals, cocopeat enables the soil to retain moisture. They are available in brick form in malls throughout Mumbai and Thane. Here is a helpful video that gives detailed instructions for the preparation of cocopeat as a planting medium: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsnZvDasPpg

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  92. Thank you so much Anonymous for sharing this wonderful tip, yes I know cocopeat is great for many plants. Thanks for sharing the video, it is very informative and well recorded, for the benefit of readers of Garden Care Simplified.
    God Bless from Rizwana! www.razarts.com

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  93. I highly recommend Neem Cake Powder marketed as "Neem Khali" for potted plants.I had purchased a kilo worth of neem cake from Hypercity, Goregaon for about Rs. 59. Worth the money. Would highly recommend application of neem powder by ring method around plant roots. It not only protects the plant from unwanted insect attacks but also provides nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. The oil residue also acidifies in soil in the course of time with the activity of soil microflora. Neem oilcake treated soil is slightly acidic and is highly beneficial for the cultivation of hibiscus, rose, ixora, mogra, and euphorbias.

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  94. Sorry, I had forgotten to mention that you need to add 50-100 gms of neem oilcake powder to the flowering plants once a month.

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    1. Thank you very very much Dr Vivek for sharing this important tip for readers of Garden Care Simplified. Yes surely will try out, this, especially roses and hibiscus need some feedings regularly to flower.
      Thank you, God Bless from Rizwana!
      www.razarts.com

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  95. Hi Rizwana,

    Let me take a moment to appreciate your work on the blog. I have recently planted mogra in my garden and the plant has adapted well. It is blooming with 9 to 10 flowers. What i would like to know is what do i do once the flowers have dried off..do i pluck the dry flowers off or do i prune the plant?? kindly guide

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  96. Welcome Nautica2406 to my Garden Care Simplified! Thank you for liking my blog!
    Mogra plants do well when trimmed after flowering. Let the flowers dry off well on the plant, they will drop off by themselves. Even if you pluck them the green base remains that dries off with time.
    When all are dried and you see no progress, or lanky stems growing weak, it is then you trim the plant.
    Hope this helps!
    All the Best from Rizwana!
    www.razarts.com

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  97. Hi Rizwana, came across your site after sifting through so many sites for a solution to my jasmine plant. I bought it from a nursery two months ago - it just had one or two buds..i repotted it and also added some vermicompost. the plant sprouted lots of green leaves and lots and lots of buds. Now from last two weeks the leaves are turning yellowish, buds are dropping off. I can feel rough red specks on the underside of leaves and on branches but i cant see any insect. I tried spraying neem oil and soap and also panchgavya ...but plants looks bare ...its very depressing- what should i do? BTW its gets about 4 hours of direct sun and i water it every evening

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  98. Oh Anumpama this is sad, the plant has not taken well to the fertilizer you have added. Hence the leaf drop syndrome. If you have seen pests , red aphids are like red dots underside of leaf. No I never add any other sprays, I wash with water with pressure and scrape off manually , try trimming some leaves . This will wash off the excess fertilizer, as nursery people always add stronger ones to give more blooms in new plants. Help the plant to recover. Change position immediately from where it is kept , this helps the plant with growth spurt, for a more slightly sunny place., it will soon spring into new shoots. Hope this helps, All the Best from Rizwana!

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  99. Hi Rizwana, Very informative site. I have a mogra plant in the soil. Its nice and bushy and last 2 years it gave me very good blooms. But this year I haven't gotten many flowers. I see that there are lot of buds but most of them are brown and not flowering. Last year after the bloom in July I had trimmed it. I had seen some of these brown buds last year too but this year its all over the plant. The plant is in the west side and gets about 4/5 hrs of sunlight. I water regularly. I had used miracle grow fertilizer beginning of spring. I love this plant and would greatly appreciate if you can advice me how to take care of this problem. Thank you

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  100. Hello Anonymous, thank you for liking my blog! When buds of mogra are small in size, become brown and drop, it is one of the reasons-
    1) Too much sunlight
    2) Too much fertilizer
    3) Too many buds on small bush
    4) Black or red ants
    5) Watering during full sunlight, hot times
    Mostly I have seen my plants show this when they are given too much feedings! here we never understand the proportion and even my Tagar plant is doing the same, hopefully I have washed it thoroughly.
    Now you can trim the dried buds, give the plant a bath, thorough wash, to remove excess fertilizer, I am sure it will spring back with awesum blooms!
    Next time dilute any fertilizer in water, more feedings is not more blooms, it may sometimes kill the plants, always less is better!
    Hope this helps!
    All the Best from Rizwana!
    www.razarts.com

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  101. This blog has very distinct features. ThanksTree Center

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  102. Thank you John Cena! for liking my blog, Garden care Simplified!

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  103. Hello Rizwana ma'am,
    I am Kushal. I'm a plant lover and loves gardening(though developed this interest a few months back). I have 3 mogra plants. Small medium and large sized ones... The medium and large sized mogra palnts looks healthy, new leaves and stems are growing in a healthy manner. But no bloom since 3 to 4 months. Not even a single bud. I water regularly, feed them with fertilizers on a regular basis but they get little amount of sun light. What could be the issue ma'am ? And no sign of any infection or fungus or spider web or ants. And not only mogra, all my plants are taking a very long time to bloom... Especially the mogra. Can you please help me ?

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  104. Hello Kushal,, flowering plants do need sunlight at least for some time of the day to give out flowers.1) If there are no pests then try trimming the tips regularly in few weeks, to encourage healthy growth. 2) The choice of fertilizer and the proportion you add may also not be correct.3) has the plant flwoered once or when you purchased they had flowers, then they will flower, otherwise I have seen some plants never flower, its just nature, cant do anything! add flowering one next to this in the same pot.
    Hope this helps!

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  105. Hi Rizwana,
    I bought a mogra from local nursery a few weeks back. She used to flower a lot till 2 weeks back. Since then only buds sprout. I can see more than 25 flower buds right now! But none of them turn into flowers. Pot height:12inch, plant height:20inch and regularly increasing. At times leaves turn Brown, dry and wither. I feed her around 0.7ltr of tap water everyday in morning. Its in bangalore and is put facing East, so it receives direct sunlight till 12pm. Nursery guy gave me a packet of unbranded fertiliser that looks like small pebbles. I put 8-10 beads of it in the soil every 15 days. It is my first plant and I don't want her to die. Please tell me what to do. Let me know if I can connect via mail or other means and send u pictures of the plant so that u can suggest better.
    garvitjain314@gmail.com
    Please save her!!!

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    1. Garvit, Oh that is sad, having buds and not seeing them bloom...but it will , yes I do hope it springs back! Of course you can connect on mundewadi9@gmail.com or better connect on Face Book Group name - Garden Care Simplified, so all other members also benefit. You may be feeding the plant too much, fifteen days? I always feed them twice a year only. We have to Dissolve the pebbles in water first, and then add this water to plants. The reason might be- 1) Too much feedings, wash this out, with water. Keep it in bathroom or sink and add more water, to wash off.
      2) Pot has saturated, no space for new roots, transplant.Mostly this is the reason I have seen with my mogra.
      3) Too much growth spurt, like you say many buds, not enough nutrition for everyone, to bloom. Better to trim some parts so that the others grow healthy.
      Hope this helps! All the Best from Rizwana!

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  106. Hi, I live in Mumbai and monsoon has just started. Can you give some tips to take care of Jasmine plant in pots in an open terrace in monsoon.

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    1. Hello Radha, Ya after the heat , much respite, Monsoons!Oh yes they love the rains, I feed my plants before monsoon so that they give out many blooms with the down pour. You can add some feedings what ever your plants love and keep them trimmed a bit from tips so that they can conserve energy and produce flowers.
      All the Best from Rizwana!

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  107. Hi Rizwana,

    i have just started keeping plants at my balcony where we get 2 to 3 hours sunlight in the morning. i have recently(3 months back) bought mogra plant but dont know its type.Its only 6 to 7 inch(i thought it will grow later) and only 2 to 3 branches.she is blooming but only 2 or 3 flower in a month. Now i am noticing that there is no sigh of a new steam & the old steams are are also drying(as of now only 1 steam dried). as per above comments i am planning to shifting the plant. please advise.

    regards
    Jai (new delhi)

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    1. Hello Jai, that's Awesum that you are growing plants as greens will definitely help in attracting good health and wealth!
      New plants do show signs, you can trim some parts that are dried ,do check the watering , either too much or too little, may also result in plant drying off as roots don't get water.
      For mogra I am really scared of the red bugs, aphids, they attach to the roots of mogra. Yes maybe a sunnier place will help!

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  108. how to keep mogra plant small in size and full bloom

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    1. Yes Nisha, you can keep trimming the stems after the flowering time. Just see that you don't trim a stem with buds. This will keep the plant in control and give a fuller bushy appearance and also encourage more flowering. Hope this helps!

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  109. Hi All,

    I had purchased mogra from a local nursery and it bloomed for the buds it had whilst I purchased it. However after that, it stopped growing. The plant leaves turned white and forgot about flowers, there were hardly any leaves! I planted it in a big container and have regularly fed it with home leftovers of vegetable scraps. This year my Mogu (yeah I speak with my plants and thats the name I call my Mogra ;)) amazed me by not only growing bigger but flowers that I could just stare in amazement! My plant is having almost 10 flowers on it now though it is just 3-4 feet.

    Tips:
    1. Be patient with your plants, they will never disappoint you - I waited for 1.5 years for Mogu to bloom!
    2. Feed your home green left over to your plants. Trust me it works!
    3. Speak to your plants - I dont know if they understand but surely they respond back to your feelings! I have experienced that!

    Happy Gardening,
    Sneha

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    1. OMG Sneha! This is so Awesum! Just like my mogra that was sick with red root bugs , and I scraped them...each one...by stick, manually removed them, and touch wood, it is so happy with us since the past ten years! Thank you for these Awesum Tips, it really means a lot for me! Hope this helps many mogra plant lovers! All the Best from Rizwana!

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    2. Sneha, Loads of love to your sweet Moghu!

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  110. I brought single mogra from nursery, for few weeks it was in shade and growing 2-3 flowers a day. Some week all its leaves started to fall so i placed it to bigger pot and in sunlight. but since then it is dead. i am waiting since a month now but no progress. is it dead? any chances of getting it life?

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  111. Also, the soil is always wet. earliar when mogra was fine, soil used to get dry in a day

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    1. Hmm, sorry Mandar, a month is a long time, yet if the stem us green, ypu can transplant it in other container. Remove and see if there are roots alive or rotten, you may still be able to save if the leaves have fallen yet the stem is green

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