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Friday, February 14, 2014

Why Raat Ki Rani Plant Flowers have Lost Fragrance, Photographs shared by Mr Srinivas Flowering Tips for Night Queen

Raat Ki Rani Plant
 Raat ki Rani flowers smelled great earlier but have lost their fragrances , a very common plant issue that comes up with every one who have grown this beautiful heavenly flowering plant, The Raat Ki Rani or the Night Queen. Original plant photographs of this Raat Ki Rani plant in this post have been shared by our reader Mr. Srivinas, what a great capture, loved the photos, Thank you for sharing.
The best part is the plant had given blooms that smelled great and now do not,the white beautiful tubular shaped flowers look great but no fragrance. A lot has been jotted down to temperature and sunlight. Why Raat Ki Rani Plant Flowers have Lost Fragrance, Photographs shared by Mr Srinivas
Heavenly Fragrance of Raat ki Rani Plant Flowers
When I have placed the Raat ki Rani plant in full sunlight as it was shedding leaves the flowers lost their fragrance and fell of. Then I tried a more shady part of the terrace where only partial indirect  sunlight reached the plant,  the plant grew but looked weak and limp with only a single stem growing like a climber.Strange trick of nature, or plant survival issues. Only in certain conditions and temperatures the Raat Ki rani flowers emit fragrance, and we have to find it
Beautiful Raat Ki Rani Flowers on Plant
Maybe the Raat Ki rani plant is too fussy. It needs the right temperature of heat and warmth as well as coolness to emit fragrances. I really don't know God's Magic here as the same flowers sometimes suddenly start emitting fragrances in the rains, usually early mornings or late evenings.
Needs experimenting with the right place and pot. And once the plant adjusts itself well you will keep enjoying this heavenly fragrances.
Flowering tips for Raat Ki Rani Night Queen Plant-
As the name suggests the plant is been made for nights, it will emit strongest fragrances to attract moths for pollination at night. Hence the heavenly white color which is visible even in the darkest nights.
Stems growing lanky and like climbers give very less and weak flowers, whereas the plant when cut in bush shape gives healthier blooms. This plant loves trimming and cutting. It will give healthy blooms only when trimmed regularly.
Add flowering fertilizer dissolved in water as the plant does not like strong additions. When adding home made fertilizer or adding cuttings of vegetables and fruits as fertilizers, beware of rats!
and some plant growers also mention about snakes!
Enjoy the white beautiful flowering plant Raat Ki Rani, still quite famous over the years and loved by everyone, Night Queen, nothing to beat this fragrance! especially on cool rainy evenings , nights, the mild fragrance coming with the cool breeze, feels great!
Thank you Mr Srinivas, for the photographs of Raat Ki Rani Plant.
Keep sharing your plant photographs and information on gardening at
All the Best, Take Care!

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Heavenly Blue Morning Glory Vine Care and Canna Flowers Plant Care - Photographs Shared by Our Reader of Garden Care Simplified

Two beautiful plants enjoying the attention in Jason Dsouza’s balcony. Nice capture of the heavenly blue purple morning glory vine. 
Heavenly Blue Morning Glory Vine from a reader

Yellow Canna Flowers Plant from a reader
Yellow Canna flowers, bright cheery yellow, we too have the yellow canna flower plant which has red dotted design along with yellow petals, looking similar to orchids. 
Thank you Jason for sharing these wonderful plant photographs for our readers of Garden Care Simplified.Your plants sure look happy and touchwood healthy, Happy Gardening, Thank You.
Heavenly Blue Morning Glory Vine Care and Flowering Tips- 
The most fastest growing vine,  morning glory gets its name from its habit of flowering early as the day begins and as the afternoon approaches in the hot sun the flowers wither off. The vine boasts of many blooms and thus the show goes on. 
Morning glory flowers vines are available in so many beautiful colors that it is too difficult to resit temptation of planting one but this sure is one invasive plant which will soon takeover every place and even cover up other potted plants very fast. From white to blue, purple, pinks, shaded flowers the most seen vine is of blue flowers.
The morning glory vine grows very fast and if left unattended will take over your balconies, terraces and gardens. It is advisable to guide the morning glory vine with some support, fence or trellises and see the vibrant blue show. 
Trimming the green foliage will promote healthy and more blooms on the vine. As other wise more energy will go in maintaining the green leaves. Sunlight is essential for flowering.
One problem with the morning glory vine is it attracts white flies and aphids when over watered or the soil kept too moist. It also attracts ants as they love this vine. So take care while sitting under this one, also take care with small children and pets as the flowers are poisonous.
For encouraging blooming allow the soil to dry well before watering. Trim the dried stems and cut off extra growth for a good growth in containers.
Seeds fall off and the plant spreads by this system. On land it grows very fast and sometimes becomes difficult to control. Gardeners have to dig off the soil and remove the roots to stop the growth. But new plants soon come out from the roots underground.
The most beautiful flowering vine morning glory can cover fences,   and whole walls if given guided support and give a beautiful fantastic show of bell shaped flowers. 
Canna Plant care-
Red and yellow Canna Flower Plants from my garden
White Morning Glory flowering vine from my garden
Canna a  rhizome plant grows from  even a small part of the rhizome. beautiful flowers available in many many colors. From vibrant red to yellows whites peachy and shaded variety they are the most showy flowers with large elongated leaves.
Care for any rhizome or bulb plant involves growing in small containers to help more healthy blooms. The plant likes to be root bound with well draining soil.
Water carefully as the plant does not love much watering.
Feed at intervals of six months to maintain a healthy soil.
Allow the flowering stem to dry off and then cut the dried leaves.
The most chosen plants as decorative colorful border plant and center plants in any garden landscape designs.
The most sturdy among canna flowering plants are the red after which come yellow, the other color flowering canna plants i have found to be slow in flowering and the wait is too long sometimes. Our peach colored canna plant has after a year not given any blooms, every time the leaves grow and then dry off .hoping to see some blooms soon!
Thank You!
Take Care and Have a Great Day!

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