Parijat is a divine flowering tree that blooms during the night and whose flowers fall to the ground after blooming. The flower drops down to the ground after the after sun rays fall to it. In Hindu Mythology, it is said that among the 14 Gems that were produced from the ocean parijat tree was also one of them.
It is commonly known as Night Jasmine in English, Parijat in Sanskrit, and Harsingar in Hindi. Since ancient times the flowers are being used for medical purposes for the treatment of cough, fever, arthritis.
REQUIREMENTS FOR GROWING PARIJAT PLANT :
5 Points must be taken care of while growing the parijat plant.
The soil should be well-drained and fertile and the pH should be within 6 to 8.
Always water the plant at the regular interval when the topsoil is dry. To ensure that the topsoil is dry one can insert the finger into the soil and check it.
When the plant is small it should be well cared for and should be kept where it can receive partial sunlight for 4 to 6 hours. As it would grow as a shrub so the healthy and rapid growth of it is to be planted directly to the soil after 2 to 3 months. During summer the growth of the plant would be rapid whereas during the growth would slow down.
The ideal temperature for the growth of the plant should be around 25 to 27 degrees. However, in comparison to winter, this plant performs better during the summer season.
For the regular growth of the plant, you can add 2-3 big spoons of the organic vermicompost on an interval of 2-3 months. Pruning as well as weeding with khurpi is also necessary once a month. If the plant is attacked by some pests like spider mites, whiteflies or aphids then spray the affected areas with the neem oil.