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Cestrum aurantiacum

Cestrum aurantiacum is also known as Capraria Lanceolata, Orange Cestrum, Orange Jessamine, Night-blooming Jasmine, Yellow Shrub Jessamine, Orange-flowering Jessamine, or Yellow Cestrum. It is native to South America. It is part of the Solanaceae family of plants.

Cestrum aurantiacum
Cestrum aurantiacum

Cestrum aurantiacum is a tropical plant. It is a scrambling vine or bushy evergreen shrub. It has oval or lance-shaped leaves. The leaves are glossy green.

Cestrum aurantiacum flowers in the summer and continues till frost, in temperate zones. The flowers are fragrant. Cestrum aurantiacum flowers are night-scented. The flowers are tubular, orange and grow in terminal clusters. It produces a grayish-white fruit.

Plant Cestrum aurantiacum in moist and fertile soil that is well-drained. Grow it in partial shade especially in very hot locations. Cestrum aurantiacum is usually pest-free and disease-free. Propagate by seeds or semi-hardwood cuttings. It is poisonous to humans and animals. It is used in traditional medicine in Peru.

Cestrum aurantiacum
Cestrum aurantiacum

Also read about Cestrum parqui or Cestrum elegans.

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