The most fragrant flower in the world

The most fragrant flower in the world: Arabian jasmine

Let's get to know the Arabian jasmine, the plant known as one of the most fragrant flowers in the world. It is a plant known all over the world for its white flowers with a sweet scent that can be felt from many meters of distances.

Arabian jasmine or bogari, jasmine-sambac, musket is a shrub from the family of “Oleaceae” and despite the name having Arabic in fact it emerged in the east of the Himalayas, but nowadays it can be found in several countries , from countries in America to Asia.

It is widely used as decoration for gardens or indoors because of its fragrant flowers and being able to reach a maximum height of about 4 meters. Jasmine likes a little sun and adapts very well to relatively warm climates such as continental, Mediterranean, oceanic, subtropical and tropical.

Its fragrant white flowers, where the strong perfume is located, can brown about 1 to 2 days after the petals open and after 2 days they lose their scent and color, turning to a pinkish tone. In China, the flower of the Arabian jasmine is dehydrated and used to flavor the famous “Jasmine Tea”, a drink much appreciated in China.

The most fragrant flower in the world: Arabian jasmine

Arabian jasmine flowers bloom in the warmer months of the year, but if the plant is well fertilized it can give numerous flowers during the year, it can bloom in winter if kept in a greenhouse.

Its leaves have a very dark green tone and are rounded to oval in shape, with marked grooves and are very apparent along long branches.

Although it is considered a shrub plant, it can also be considered a vine, due to its long branches, making it easier for it to adapt to railings, columns and arches.

If properly pruned, it can adapt very well in pots and planters, becoming a beautiful and fragrant shrub.

How to plant Arabian jasmine

The most fragrant flower in the world: Arabian jasmine

Arabian jasmine can be planted using cuttings from older branches (semi-woody) where it can easily take root.

It should be grown in full sun and in fertile soil enriched with good organic matter. Fertilizations must be periodic with organic compounds or NPK, which favor even more intense flowering.

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