Fagraea auriculata, Fagraea borneensis, Fagraea bracteosa, Fagraea epiphytica, Fagraea javanica, Pelir Musang

Fagraea auriculata, Fagraea borneensis, Fagraea bracteosa, Fagraea epiphytica, Fagraea javanica

Pelir Musang
Family: Gentianaceae    (Formerly:Loganiaceae)
Origin: Southeast Asia
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeRegular waterEpiphyte plantWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsFragrant plant

Fagraea auriculata is a large, tropical and subtropical shrub that is native to Southeast Asia. It can grow up to 5 to 10 ft tall and is usually found in semi-shade or full shade.

The Fagraea auriculata has fragrant, off-white or white flowers that typically bloom in spring and then again in the late summer. These showy flowers attract butterflies and hummingbirds, making this shrub a great addition to any garden.

When it comes to taking care of Fagraea auriculata, it prefers regular watering, depending on your local climate. It loves humidity, so if you live in a dry area you may need to water more often. Additionally, this shrub loves fertile soil, so adding organic matter to the soil will help your shrub thrive.

Fagraea auriculata can be grown in USDA zones 9-11. In colder regions, it can be grown in a large pot and brought indoors in the winter. Keeping your shrub in a pot will also allow you to move it if you need to. When bringing your shrub indoors during the winter, make sure to keep it away from any drafty windows and radiators. Place your shrub in a room with indirect, but bright, light and water regularly. Note that the plant may go dormant during the winter months.

Overall, Fagraea auriculata is a beautiful and easy to care for shrub that will bring color and life to your garden. With its showy, fragrant flowers and attractive foliage, it is sure to be a welcomed addition.

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