Plant name: Murraya Plant, Orange Jasmine, Madhukamini
Genus: Murraya
Scientific name: Murraya paniculata
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Murraya is a popular evergreen shrub that is known for its beautiful, fragrant white flowers and dark green foliage. Popularly known as the Orange Jasmine, it is a great plant to attract birds, bees, butterflies, and other pollinators making it one of the best plants to have in your vegetable garden.

Though this is an easy to plant to grow, people often feel confused when they start growing this plant in their garden. To get rid of that confusion, here are some tips on how to grow and care for Murraya plant:

How to grow & care Murraya plant

Soil: Murraya prefers well-draining soil that is slightly acidic with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5. Light: Murraya needs full to partial sunlight, at least 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily. Growing this plant in a shady area might impact its flower growth

Water: Water your Murraya plant regularly to keep the soil moist but not waterlogged. Reduce watering during the winter months. Maintain a schedule where you water your plant deeply for twice a week. This will help you avoid over and under-watering

Fertilizer: Fertilize your Murraya plant once every two weeks during the growing season (spring and summer) with a balanced fertilizer. A water soluble fertilizer like NPK or Liquid Seaweed fertilizer can be used on this plant

Pruning: Prune your Murraya plant regularly to maintain its shape and promote healthy growth. Prune away any dead or diseased branches. If you don't regularly prune your Orange Jasmine plant, it will grow a lot of leggy branches

Pests and Diseases: Watch out for pests such as aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites. Use a neem oil solution or insecticidal soap to treat any infestations. Murraya is susceptible to root rot, so be sure not to overwater your plant

Propagation: Murraya can be propagated from cuttings or from seeds. Softwood cuttings taken in the spring or summer usually root quickly

By following these simple tips, you can enjoy a healthy and beautiful Murraya plant in your garden or indoor space.

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