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A small compact and bushy shrub that blooms non stop year-round. The plant all covered with 1" white flowers that look like little stars from a distance. It is a perfect specimen for limited space garden or patio. Can be easily grown as a houseplant. Doesn't require additional pruning. It is a medicinal plant in India. The bark possesses anti-microbial and anti-infammatory properties and therefore the juice extracted from it is administered for mouth sores. The leaves are used in treating several skin disorders, psoriasis, nonspecific dermatitis etc. The bark is used as an adulterant for the well known drug, Holarrhena antidysenterica. Related species - Wrightia tinctoria.
This rare species of wrightia is not fragrant, but flower is an amazing starfish! Flower is about 2" wide and looks waxy, almost artificial. The plants can be grown as a small tree or shrub. Cold sensitive.
This is one of the most beautiful, exciting and useful plants among fragrant tropicals. A very fragrant, enchanting shrub, flowers are fruity scented, pendant, are born along its twiggy branches. See W. religiosa.
This is one of the most beautiful, exciting and useful plants among fragrant tropicals. A very fragrant, enchanting shrub, flowers are fruity scented, pendant, are born along its twiggy branches. Foliage is thin and slightly hairy, it can flower almost all year, easy to prune for shape and size. It is widely planted near and around temples and homes for its stunning fragrance. Prefers well draining soil, partial to full sun. A truly remarkable site! It has always been a popular ornamental tree in temples and houses. In Thailand, it is probably the most popular plant, you can see it everywhere along the streets planted in ground as a specimen, a hedge or potted, it belongs to every garden! This plant is sacred among Buddists. Fruits are paired pods, 9" long. Wrightia is easy to maintain and requires minimum supervision but needs constant watering only. Wrightia is cold sensitive and becomes deciduous under 65F, it might look ugly in winter in cooler zones (hardy to zone 9). In warm subtropical and tropical climates it stays evergreen and blooms year round. Because of its fast growth rate Wrightia can be trained into a bonsai tree within a short period of time. It can be easily trained and wired into odd and weird shapes. Traditionally used as medicinal herb. Roots are used to cure skin disease. There are many varieties and cultivars of wrightia.
Rare wrightia with large 2" flowers, soft fresh fragrance resembling ripe apples. The plant forms swollen trunk and can be used as bonsai.
This rare variety of famous wrightia is very special because of the growth habit. Even in habitat, it keeps form of a bonsai, a round nice dense shrub with tiny leaves and wonderfully scented flowers. It's not too slow growing, but the growth improves density of the shrub. In habitat, the plant stays under 3 ft tall, in pot you can keep it as small as you want and have a nice house plant as well. It is perfect for bonsai culture and for everyone who has limited space but wants to enjoy wrightia fragrance. The perfume is sweet and heavy. Requires regular watering and bright light. Can tolerate some cool weather for a short period, but sensitive to freezing.
In Thai this charming plant goes by the same name as Wrightia religiosa, with the addition of "big" or "important" (Mok Luang) but it certainly doesn't fit any Wrightia. It is sweetly but delicately scented, and the flowers are produced in a cyme, with the central flower opening first, and the others following in successive whorls. The flowers are about two inches long and one and a half inches across. The plant flowers at the end of new growth, so needs to be pruned after flowering, otherwise it becomes leggy.
Remarkable group of rhododendrons. These Vireya rhododendrons (also called Malesians) are quite different from their large, spring-blooming cousins. Many Vireyas, with flowers in shades of red, orange, yellow, and white - often intensely fragrant - are small enough to fit in a tabletop pot. They flower heavily in winter, when their color and scent are most welcome, with repeat bloom several times each year.
You can grow Vireyas indoors anywhere, setting plants outside during frostfree months. Use a fast-draining potting medium. Or create your own mix by blending 1 part peat moss, 1 part ground bark, and 2 parts perlite. Put plants in terracotta containers that are relatively tall and barely wider than the rootballs (Vireyas grow best when they're slightly rootbound. Keep Vireyas in a bright spot indoors during the winter, and move them out into the light shade of a tall tree or covered patio during frost-free months (temperatures lower than 28F can injure or kill these plants). Vireyas like to dry out between waterings. Water by weight, at least at first. Pick up the pot and feel how much it weighs when the soil is nearly dry. Then drench the soil and pick it up again - it will be much heavier. This will give you a sense of how light the pot should be bofore you water again. Water more often when plants are blooming. Most plants will eventually grow at least 2ft tall in containers, increasing bloom as they mature. If they get leggy, occasionally pinch new growth tips to force branching.
This plant is a woody shrub with vining habit, close related to Vallaris glabra and Wrightia sp.
This plant was earlier named in honour of Frederick Adolf Heyne, a German botanist.
Stems are covered with a gray, spotted bark, emitting a white latex when wounded. White, fragrant, bowl-shaped flowers, 1 inch across, with 5 sepals. Fragrant flowers resemble cherry flowers. They have an intense, interesting fragrance. The smell is said to be close to that of Pandan leaves, a relative of Kewda, which is used to flavor rice in some South-East Asian countries. Interestingly, a study of the basmati/jasmine flavor molecule, 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline, 2AP for short, notes that 2AP is produced through almost the whole of basmati rice plant. It iss also found at very high levels in Pandan leaf, and in Bread flowers. Bread flower is an essential ingredient of the bunga rampai, the decorated arrangement of finely sliced, fragrant leaves used for Malay weddings. Bread flower vine can be trained as a compact bush and is good for container culture.
The plant can be trained into a nice small tree or trimmed into a shrub, but the best way is to let it go: the twisting branches form weird shapes. Slow growing plant, makes compact forms. The plant blooms profusely on and off during spring and summer. Relatively cold tolerant, will stand short period of cool weather. Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.