Hari champa, Artabotrys hexapetalus, Champa (Green)



Hari Champa is a shrub found in India and its flowers are renowned for their exotic fragrance. The yellow-colored flowers of this plant are very fragrant.

Hari Champa is an evergreen climbing or scant shrub growing up to 8 meters tall. A powerful, far-reaching, many-stemmed woody climber, the old stems of great thickness. It supports itself on other plants by means of modified leaf stems that are shaped like hooks.

The plant yields an essential oil and is also used as a flavoring in tea. It is commonly cultivated as an ornamental plant. The flowers of Hari Champa are very long-lasting and hold their scent for days, if kept in water, permeating an entire room.

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Common Name Champa, Climbing Ylang Ylang, Fragrant Cananga, Macassar-oil plant or Perfume tree
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 8 m
Flower Colour Yellow
Bloom Time September-October
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

Water the plant only when the soil feels dry to touch.

Fertilize the plant twice a month during the growing season with any organic fertilizer.

Repot the plant every 2 years with a fresh soil mix.

Prune the plant every year to maintain the shape.

Hari Champa Care

Hari Champa is propagated by seeds.

Sown the seeds 25-30 cm apart.

Soak the seeds in water before sowing for better germination results. Water the seeds regularly.

Germination will start in about 10-12 days, is completed in 4 weeks.

Seeds germinate well at a temperature of 30 degrees C.

Sunlight Full sun to partial shade
Watering Moderately
Soil Well-drained and fertile soil.
Temperature 15 to 28 degrees C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer.

Hari Champa Special Feature

This plant is fragrant and good for cut flowers.

Hari Champa Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for an ornamental purpose as screening and as balcony plant

Culinary Use:

  • The flowers are used to prepare a stimulating tea-like beverage


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