Crepe Jasmine or Chandni Flower Plant (Tabernaemontana Divaricata) is a beautiful evergreen flowering plant. It is also called Crape Jasmine in English. It is also known as Tagar plant, Tagar Tree, East India Rosebay, Nero’s Crown, Moon Beam, or Carnation of India. Chandni flower is a white “pinwheel” shaped flower hence it is also known as the Pinwheel Flower plant. When its stems are broken, they bleed a milky fluid hence it is also known as Milk Flower.
Planting & Care
Sunlight: They thrive very well in full sun or partial shade conditions. However, they will display a stunted growth in full shade. They like 6-7 hours of direct sun.
Soil: Crepe Jasmine can grow in any type of soil however the soil needs to be well-drained. Lack of proper drainage will result in root rot.
Water: Requires regular watering so the soil is always moist.
Fertilizer: Crepe Jasmine flowering plants need a good amount of phosphorus for flowering and nitrogen for healthy green leaves.
Temperature: 27 to 40 degrees C
Pruning: Slight trim after blooming