Cestrum nocturnum

Names

Names

Scientific: Cestrum nocturnum

English: Night blooming jasmine

Portuguese: Dama-da-noite

Origins

Origins

Family: Solanaceae

Origin: South Asia

Life Cycle: Perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameCestrum nocturnum
English NameNight blooming jasmine, lady of the night, queen of the night, night-blooming jessamin, night-blooming cestrum.
Portuguese NameDama-da-noite, coerana, coirana, flor-da-noite, jasmim-da-noite, jasmim-verde, rainha-da-noite
German NameNachtjasmin.
FamilySolanaceae
OriginSouth Asia
HabitatSubtropical regions.
Life CyclePerennial
Preferences CultivationSun exposure, but tolerates shaded areas (although it produces fewer flowers). Moist, light and sandy soils.
Method of propagationThe spread of this shrub is made from seeds or cuttings of branches. The seeds ripen in autumn and should be sown in spring.
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering from late spring to late summer (only open at night). H: 1,2 – 4 m, ᴓ 0,8 – 3 m
Description of smells and flavorsVery sweet fragrance mainly at night.
Properties MedicinalThe essential oil is used to maintain sexual vigor.
Properties EdibilityUnknown
Properties OtherThis species is used in landscaping and in perfumery.
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsThe whole plant is toxic.
Pests and diseases & how to fight themUnknown
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Parts used: flowers and leaves. Pruning: during the spring.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Attracts pollinators (insects and small birds).
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesIf you want to decorate and perfume your garden, you should prune the plant and encourage its a stand as an arc or an arbour.

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