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The Parijat flower is often called Pavazhamalli. This Parjiat tree is said to the heavenly plant as this tree plant is believed to be bought by Lord Krishna to the earth. Majorly this flowering plant has much spiritual & medicinal importance.


Parijat tree

The Parijat tree is a small shrub, a perennial plant that grows up to the height of 3 to 4 feet tall tree.

Parijat tree

Parijat flower

 The flowers are very fragrant and look like coral (pavalam) with an attractive long orange stigma. Pinwheel flowers contain 5 to 8 petals together. Flower blooms in clusters. And this plant follows dusk & dawn timings.

Parijat flower

Night jasmine

Parijat common name is Night flowering jasmine. The reason behind this night blooming is due to hormone called as florigen (flower-generating hormone) it gets migrated from leaves to flowering shoots during the day time & it collects in flowering shoots, induces flower during night time.

Night flowering jasmine

Nyctanthes arbor-tristis

This plant is scientific name called Nyctanthes arbor-tristis and belongs to the family Oleaceae ( jasmine family). This is not true jasmine but it is placed under the jasmine family for the fragrance.

Nyctanthes arbor-tristis


Night-blooming jasmine tree leaves are rough & contain D-mannitol, flavanol glycosides & others.

Parijat leaves


Well-drained sandy loamy soil with a good compost mixture such as cow manure or vermicompost.

And also grows well in a good organic coco peat potting mix.



Night-blooming jasmine plant is sun lovers and requires direct sun light for about 6 hours.



Regular watering to plant is necessary as these plants are thirsty. Make the soil constantly moist by saturating it with water.


Fertilizer Application

Organic fertilizer application is a must during flower blooming seasons such as August- January.

Water the plants after fertilizer application.


Transplanting or Repotting

Transfer the plants to a good soil surface 5-6 months after planting. Repot the plants when the root ball grows through the drainage holes.


 Trim the old & dried plant parts.

Pest & Disease

In the Winter season, a woody caterpillar, mealy bugs & aphids may be found.

woody caterpillar

mealy bug


The Neem oil or citrus oil is sprayed to the plants in diluted form only at the required. Avoid fertilizer application in direct sun light.

neem oil


  • The Parijat flower has mythological & spiritual importance.
  • In Ayurveda leaves & stem has the most importance. Cures joint pain, malaria, intermittent fever, coughs & cold.
  • These green leaves have anti-bacterial & anti-inflammatory properties.



  • The biggest enemy of this plant is over-watering & avoiding water spillage over the flowers which may lead to fungal attacks.
  • Timely pruning of the plants to avoid pest & disease.

 Growing plants by organic & natural methods is an excellent practice. Promotes healthy food, and a more oxygenated environment improves soil health & makes your environment green, fresh & makes you stress-free.


Green Earth makes Happy Earth!!

Parijat flower plant- Eco-friendly plants.

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