- Flowers with the fragrance of jasmine ? the base of famous perfumes
- Fresh seeds from recent harvest
- 10 seeds per packet
- With detailed instructions for successful potting
- The Ylang Ylang Tree comes originally from the tropical part of Asia, particularly the Philippines and Indonesia. Today
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SAFLAX - Perfume Tree Ylang Ylang - Cananga odorata - 10 seeds
Flowers with the fragrance of jasmine - the base of famous perfumes
The Ylang Ylang (malayan: flowers that float in the wind) is considered the worlds most valuable plant since it is the source of the famous jasmine-scented Ylang-Ylang oil that is used in many perfumes, and especially - together with sandalwood - as the main component for Chanel No.5. The Cananga odorata is a slender growing tree with branches arranged in tiers that develops from its third year on, numerous up to 8 cm big and inwardly twisted flowers that exhale especially at night a tropical fragrance. The blossoms are initially white and change their colour quickly to yellow-green and later on to orange-red - often you can find the different colours at the same time in one plant. The tree can easily be cultivated as a tub plant with a height of up to two meters.
Natural Location: The Ylang Ylang Tree comes originally from the tropical part of Asia, particularly the Philippines and Indonesia. Today it is also been cultivated in the tropical regions of Africa.
Cultivation: Seed propagation indoors is possible throughout the year. To increase the germinability, you should place the seeds overnight in warm water for priming. Then, plant the seeds about 0,5 cm deep into moist potting compost, put just a little compost earth on top, and cover the seed container with clear film to prevent the earth from drying out. Don't forget to make some holes in the clear film and take it every second or third day completely off for about 2 hours. That way you avoid mold formation on your potting compost. Place the seed container somewhere bright and warm with a temperature between 20° C and 25° Celsius and keep the earth moist, but not wet. After three to five weeks, the first seedlings will come up.
Place: Your plant likes to be kept in a bright and warm place, and during summer even outdoors in a wind-protected spot.
Care: Water the plant regularly since it doesn't tolerate a dry rooting, but avoid waterlogging, preferably with a drainage layer of expanded clay under the earth. From March until September you may also give fertilizer for tub plants every two weeks. To keep it at a reasonable height and enhance the development of side sprouts, you can prune the tree every year by cutting back one quarter of the plant.
During Winter: The Ylang Ylang Tree can only tolerate short cold periods up to -5° Celsius, and can therefore hibernate outdoors only in regions with a mild winter. Indoors it should be placed somewhere bright with a temperature above 15° Celsius. Depending on the hibernation temperature, the Cananga is either evergreen or casts the leaves during winter. You should water accordingly less, and in case of defoliation only enough to prevent the roots from drying out.
Bonsai ability: Yes
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