Rajanigandha Plant – Tuberose


The tuberose is a night-blooming plant native to Mexico, as is every other known species of Polianthes.It grows in elongated spikes up to 45 cm (18 in) long that produce clusters of fragrant waxy white flowers that bloom from the bottom towards the top of the spike. It has long, bright green leaves clustered at the base of the plant and smaller, clasping leaves along the stem.

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1 Rajanigandha, Tuberose – Plant

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1 Rajanigandha, Tuberose – Plant

Polianthes tuberosa, the tuberose, is a perennial plant related to the agaves, extracts of which are used as a note in perfumery. The common name derives from the Latin tuberosa, meaning swollen or tuberous in reference to its root system.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 14 inch (35.5 cm)
Plant Spread 5 inch (13 cm)
*Above specifications are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Bone flower
Maximum Reachable Height 2 to 3 feet
Flower Color White
Bloom Time Late summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

When blooms are spent and foliage is yellowed, bulbs must be dug up and stored for winter protection in northern areas. Tuberose plant info varies as to which gardening zones can leave the bulbs in the ground over the winter. All recommend spring planting, but autumn digging, and storage is said by some to be necessary in all but zones 9 and 10.

Rajanigandha Care

Keep the soil consistently moist before and during the period of bloom that occurs in late summer. Enrich poor soil with compost and organic amendments to increase drainage and texture for the best show of tuberose flower best results of blooms come from the cultivar Mexican Single, which is highly fragrant.

Sunlight Full Sun
Watering Medium
Soil Well-drained soil
Temperature 70 to 75 degrees C (21 to 24 degrees C.)
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Rajanigandha Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • Ayurvedic

Culinary Use:

  • Leaves


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