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 and part of the Solanaceae family of plants.

Cestrum aurantiacum
Cestrum aurantiacum

Cestrum aurantiacum is a tropical scrambling vine or bushy evergreen shrub. It has oval or lance-shaped glossy green leaves. The fragrant flowers appear from summer till frost in temperate zones. Cestrum aurantiacum flowers are night-scented. It produces tubular orange flowers in terminal clusters. It produces a grayish-white fruit.

Plant Cestrum aurantiacum in moist and fertile soil that is well-drained, 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, but it is used in traditional medicine in Peru.

Cestrum aurantiacum
Cestrum aurantiacum

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