Ylang ylang (Cananga odorata)
$65.00 incl. GST
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Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 130-135cm
- Cananga odorata, known as the cananga tree is a tropical tree that is native to India, through parts of Indochina, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Indonesia, to Queensland, Australia.
- It is valued for the perfume extracted from its flowers, called ylang-ylang (a name also sometimes used for the tree itself), which is an essential oil used in aromatherapy.
- The tree is also called the fragrant cananga, Macassar-oil plant, or perfume tree.
- Its traditional Polynesian names include Mata‘oi (Cook Islands), Mohokoi (Tonga), Moso‘oi (Samoa), Moto‘oi (Hawaii), and Mokosoi, Mokasoi or Mokohoi (Fiji).
- The ylang-ylang vine (Artabotrys odoratissimus) and climbing ylang-ylang (Artabotrys hexapetalus) are woody, evergreen climbing plants in the same family.
- Artabotrys odoratissimus is also a source of perfume.
- It prefers a fertile, moist but well-drained soil in a sunny position.
- It prefers a pH in the range 5 - 6.5, tolerating 4.5 - 8.
- Trees have escaped from cultivation to become naturalized in some areas.
- Fertilize the plant with a one-half dose of blooming-grade balanced fertilizer at least once a month during the growth period to encourage blooming.
- No fertilizing is required from the fall to the early spring.
- Bloom best in full sun.
- When watering it, check if the top two-inch layer of soil is dry, if it's moist avoid watering it.
- The good thing about this plant is that it will tell you when it needs water by wilting.