|Common Name||Champa, Yellow Champak Mulana|
|Maximum Reachable Height||4.5 to 7.5 meter|
|Bloom Time||Throughout the year|
Planting And Care
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At least 3-6 hours of preferably morning sunlight a day is ideal for plants to grow well and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day.
soil should be well-drained and fertile, rich in organic content for growing plants.
WateringPoke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
Apply 4 cups (Approx. 200 ml) water when topsoil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.
As a rule of thumb, Water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in the winter and rainy season.
Do not over-water the plant.
Apply water preferably in the morning or evening.
Application of FertilizerLoosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily. .
During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month (Oct-Jan).
Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.
Re-pottingWhen a plant outgrows in the current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
Do the repotting late evening and keep the plant in a shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable growing condition.
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Plant Protection Remove dead, infected, or damaged plant parts and dispose of them away from the planting area.
Spray Neem, Eucalyptus, or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.
Don’t Do not over-water the plant especially when the pot does not have drainage holes.
Avoid applying water on flowers and leaves because it may cause fungus infection.
Michelia Champa Care
Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location:
Keep the plant in Natural indirect bright Light.
Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
Apply 4 cups (Approx. 200 ml) water when topsoil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch
Do not re-pot for min. 2 weeks after receiving it.
Key requirements to keep the plant healthy:
|Sunlight||Natural direct 3-6 hours of morning sunlight and natural direct bright light for the rest of the day.|
|Watering||Apply 4 cups (Approx. 200 ml) water when topsoil (1-2 inches) in the pot feels dry to touch.|
|Soil||Soil should be well-drained and fertile, rich in organic content.|
|Temperature||25 to 35 degree Celsius|
|Fertilizer||Apply any organic fertilizer once a month (Oct- Jan).|
Michelia Champa Special Feature
Tropical specimen for frost-free areas. Effective to decorate the front porch and its fragrance spread in the evening and act as a mood changer after days of hard work.
Michelia Champa Uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose