Raat Rani - Cestrum Nocturnum
Cestrum Nocturnum is a species of Cestrum in the plant family Solanaceae (the potato family). The species is native to the West Indies, but naturalized in South asia . Common names include Raatraani (Marathi: रातराणी, "Night Queen"), night-blooming cestrum, Hasna Hena, lady of the night, queen of the night, night-blooming jessamine and night-blooming jasmine.
Queen of Night or commonly known raat ki raani is a fragrant flowering bush. Commonly also known as Night blooming jasmine, night scented jessamine the cestrum nocturnum fowering bush can grow in all climates and is an evergreen flowering bush.
Height: 8-12 foot
Light: Though Night Blooming jasmine blooms in night, it requires at least 6 hrs of sun light or light partial shade each day to bloom and good growth
Water: 2-3 times per week
Temp: Low 30 deg C
Soil: Use sandy or red garden soil. Make sure soil is well drained and aerated. Tamp down the soil to eliminate air pockets around the roots.
Nitrogen req: Nocturnum can be fertilized biweekly with a weak dilution of seaweed and fish emulsion. Or use normal purpose compost / fertilizer
Bloom Time: Warmer months of the year, trim back after flowers to encourage more flowers. Flowers are green, small and not very showy.