Mogra Plant is a really popular flower in India due to its pleasant fragrance and multiple uses. so I will first tell you about this flower.
Mogra in English name – Jasminum sambac
Now mogra flower information
Jasminum sambac is an evergreen vine or shrub reaching up to 0.5 to 3 m (1.6 to 9.8 ft) tall.The species is highly variable, possibly a result of spontaneous mutation, natural hybridization, and autopolyploidy. Cultivated Jasminum sambac generally do not bear seeds and the plant is reproduced solely by cuttings, layering, marcotting, and other methods of asexual propagation.
The leaves are ovate, 4 to 12.5 cm (1.6 to 4.9 in) long and 2 to 7.5 cm (0.79 to 2.95 in) wide. The phyllotaxy is opposite or in whorls of three, simple (not pinnate, like most other jasmines). They are smooth (glabrous) except for a few hairs at the venation on the base of the leaf.
The flowers bloom all throughout the year and are produced in clusters of 3 to 12 together at the ends of branches. They are strongly scented, with a white corolla 2 to 3 cm (0.79 to 1.18 in) in diameter with 5 to 9 lobes. The flowers open at night (usually around 6 to 8 in the evening), and close in the morning, a span of 12 to 20 hours. The fruit is a purple to black berry 1 cm (0.39 in) in diameter.
Type of Mogra Flower
Mogra plant is found in many varieties we will learn about these in this segment.
Several jasmines that do well as potted plants have pure white flowers. Arabian jasmine (Jasminum sambac) is one example that has small, waxy-petaled, 1-inch-wide white flowers with an intensely sweet fragrance. It grows as a bushy vine that sprawls aggressively and does best when grown in a pot containing a trellis or other support. Another variety, star jasmine (Jasminum nitidum), has narrow, shiny leaves and white, pinwheel-shaped flowers on strong, woody vines.
Several jasmines that make good potted plants have colorful yellow flowers. The primrose or Chinese jasmine (Jasminum mesnyi) is one example that grows outdoors year-round in USDA zones 8 through 10. A rambling vine whose stems become woody as they age, it can be up to 5 feet tall and does well in a large pot with a trellis or wire support.
It’s light yellow flowers are trumpet-shaped, extremely fragrant and appear in spring and early summer. Winter or hardy jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) also does well as a large potted plant.
Several other jasmines also work well as potted plants. One of these, called pink jasmine (Jasminum polyanthum), is a fast-growing vine that twines rapidly around any support. In a pot, it is especially attractive when trained around a circular trellis or a topiary-style support. Its flowers are a deep, rosy pink when in the bud, opening as pale pink, highly fragrant flowers that gradually age to white.
How to Grow Mogra plant
Okay Now we are finally her to know how to grow mogra plant and get mogra flowers for loved once.
Grow in a pot or hanging basket with any good potting or all-purpose soil.
During the spring and summer months, Jasmine needs full sunlight.
In the winter months, Jasmine still needs light, but it doesn’t have to be direct.
Soil should be moist and well-drained, but do not overwater.
During the summer allow the soil to be moist and let it dry between waterings. Water less in the fall. In the winter and spring, months keep the plant slightly dry.
Prune after blooming season (which is spring) to shape the plant.
Root rot and mealybugs are common.
Winter Jasmine (Jasmine Polyanthum) produces pink and white blossoms from February on.
Poet’s or French Perfume Jasmine (Jasmine Officinale) has double white blossoms on double stems.
WIT & WISDOM
In Hawaii, jasmine and ginger blossoms are often used in leis to celebrate Lei Day on May 1st.
Jasmine will twine over supports such as an arch or even leaning up against a wall.